Closing Night - True History of the Kelly Gang
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Closing Night - True History of the Kelly Gang

Fri
24
Fri Jan 24 6:30 PM
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Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
General Admission
125 Mins
January
Fri Jan 24

Following on from his brutal and uncompromising feature debut Snowtown, Justin Kurzel has cemented himself as an auteur director, bringing Peter Carey's Booker Prize-winning novel True History of the Kelly Gang to the screen in a raw, unfiltered telling of the rise of Ned Kelly from young petty thief to fearsome outlaw bushranger.

A young Ned Kelly (George MacKay), witness to over-the-top police brutality, comes under the influence of notorious bushranger Harry Power (Russell Crowe), escalating his criminal behaviour with a sense of Robin Hood justice and building up a pack of followers.

True History of the Kelly Gang features an ensemble cast including Essie Davis (The Babadook), Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit), Nicholas Hault (Mad Max: Fury Road), and Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim).

The film is produced by industry veteran Liz Watts of Porchlight Films, whose filmography includes Animal Kingdom, The Rover, Mary Magdalene, The King, and the Willem Dafoe Tasmanian Tiger-chasing drama The Hunter.

Kurzel's Australian bush Gothic caps off 70 feature films in the SWIFF 2020 line-up - and will be a house-raising crescendo to SWIFF 2020.

Doors open for the SWIFF 2020 Closing Night Gala at 6:30pm for 7pm at the Jetty Theatre. Drinks and canapes will be served before the film. The Closing Night after party will be at Element Bar, kicking on the festivities well into the night.
January
Fri Jan 24

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450