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Thu Jan 23 8:30 PM
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Jetty Memorial Theatre
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General Admission
Unclassified 15+
102 Mins
Winner · World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award · Sundance Film Festival 

“We work for The Organisation! The Organisation is our family!” 

On a windswept geographically ambigious South American mountain top, a ragtag group of child soldiers with cartoonish noms de guerre such as Rambo, Boom-Boom, and Bigfoot, are charged with the task of holding a kidnapped American engineer hostage, whom they call Doctora, and caring for a dairy cow. The group is called Monos, the Spanish word for monkey, and are commanded by a shadowy rebel militia known as Organisation. By day the kids of Monos run military drills (with drill sergeant played by former Farc fighter Wilson Salazar) and by night they indulge in typical teenage hedonism, sex drugs and general debauchery. But when they are attacked and forced into the jungle, the bonds between them disintegrate as they descend into a primal chaos.

An anarchic, unhinged “nowhere world” that echoes Lord of the Flies and Apocalypse Now, Monos is a uniquely poetic and potent head trip that will leave you in awe.

“Part allegory for Columbia’s never-ending political unrest, part a darkly twisted, reality-pushing fairy tale … Monos is an unwavering visual and psychological dare that illustrates the surreal nature of war [and] a monumentally cinematic experience of lush wilderness and raw emotions.” –

In Spanish and English with English subtitles

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450