Black Panther Woman (2014)

Marlene grew up in Winton before travelling all around Australia and later internationally. She became a world renown blues musician with a high rating radio show. Her song ‘Boomerang Alley’ is set in Winton and features on her album ‘Koori Woman Blues’. The documentary Black Panther Woman by the renowned director, Rachel Perkins tells Marlene’s…

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The Night Parrot (2016)

An ode to the loss of a bird that was banished in the darkness…there are strange hells in the mind the desert makes. In the remote deserts of Australia lives an elusive nocturnal bird called the Night Parrot. Virtually nothing is known of its ecology. It disappeared at the end of the 19th Century. Searching…

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Backtrack Boys (2018)

Rusty, Zach, and Alfie are on a perilous course toward ‘juvey’ until they meet up with the rough talking, rule breaking jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team. With the economic and social decline in rural Australia more young people are growing up in poverty. Disillusioned and neglected many…

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Charles Chauvel’s Walkabout Series (2018)

In a wonderfully rare opportunity for Festival goers we will screen the freshly restored first three episodes of one of the icons of Queensland’s film industry, Charles Chauvel’s TV series where he travelled with Elsa Chauvel in 1958 to interesting locations documenting Australia’s vast outback and natural beauty.

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The Pink House (2017)

The story of Kalgoorlie’s last original gold-rush brothel told through the eyes of the colourful Madam Carmel, 70, and her longest-serving lady of the night, BJ. Filmed over several years and with unprecedented access to the inner workings of this unique brothel, The Pink House is an intimate portrait of two women bound together by…

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