Slam
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Slam

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Sun Jan 12 4:00 PM
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Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
75 Percent
General Admission
115 Mins
January
Sat Jan 11

Sun Jan 12

“A powerful punch to the solar plexus … notices things that others would rather just skim over, like the kind of racism that blends right in with everyday life, so well that you hardly notice it anymore.” – Cineuropa

Armeena Bakri (Danielle Horvat) delivers a powerful, cutting monologue into the microphone. Her gaze holds her audience captive, her truth delivered raw and ferocious, denunciating colonisation, patriarchy, intolerance and power - a rally cry written by the late activist and poet Candy Royalle (the Sydney icon whose arresting words echo through the film). This performance is the last time Armeena is seen. The slam poet finishes. The crowd click their fingers in adoration. As her family scrambles to find her, a frenzied media and Armeena’s online trolls are quick to proclaim she has fled Australia to join a terrorist cell. Her brother Tarik (Palestinian star Adam Bakri, Omar), going by Ricky to run his inner-city Sydney café, is swept into the crossfire, caught between two worlds as his family confronts the begrudging acceptance of their adopted new country.

Featuring an exceptional core cast including Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty), Rebecca Breeds and the late Damian Hill (West of Sunshine, SWIFF ’19) Slam is anchored by both Adam Bakri's soulful, conflicted performance and the exceptional, lingering presence of Danielle Horvat’s Armeena.

Sen-Gupta (Sunrise, Let the Wind Blow) crafts here an expressive, raw and vociferous drama, for his third feature in a career that continues to cement his place in the forefront of Australian Cinema.

SPECIAL GUESTS, Director Partho Sun-Gupta and Actor Rachel Blake
January
Sat Jan 11

Sun Jan 12

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450