Bellbird
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Bellbird

Tue
14
Tue Jan 14 11:00 AM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
75 Percent
General Admission
96 Mins
January
Tue Jan 14

Actions speak louder than words in Bellbird, a heart-warming dramedy about loss and community spirit that just goes to show that sometimes it really does take a village.

Ross (Marshall Napier, McLeods Daughters) is a dairy farmer in the Northland region of New Zealand, quite content with his lot. This quiet and unassuming snapshot of dairy farm life is interrupted when Ross’ beloved wife Beth suddenly dies. Ross expects his adult son Bruce to take on running the farm after him, but that life is not for Bruce. The local community notice the struggle, and rally around the stoic father-son duo, allowing Ross and Bruce to finally talk about the loss of a wife and mother who did all the talking for them.

“The characters of Bellbird were inspired by my childhood neighbours in the small rural Northland community of Tauraroa… You don't see many outward displays of affection or emotion, but this can't be mistaken for not caring. It's very much the opposite. The love, the loyalty, the reliance – it can all be found in the little moments, buried under the layers of cheeky banter and cow shit.” – Hamish Bennett, writer/director.
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Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450