Sunday Too Far Away
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Sunday Too Far Away

Thu
22
Thu Apr 22 11:00 AM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
General Admission
94 Mins
April
Thu Apr 22

It’s 1956. Aussie gun shearer, Foley (Jack Thompson) has held the record for the number of sheep sheared for a decade. When he returns to his work - giving the job he’s made his name on with one final crack before retirement - newcomer Arthur Black (Peter Cummins) has other plans, giving Foley a run for his money.

Working for the weekend for decades, Foley is trying to put some money away for his silver years. He is elected by his hard-drinking, hard yakka pack of shearers to represent the workers, standing up to the bosses for better workers’ rights.

Sunday Too Far Away
is dripping with Australiana iconography and amongst the first of the New Wave features to find acclaim abroad - being the first Australian film to ever be selected for Cannes Film Festival Directors Fortnight category.

An early milestone for Jack Thompson, (filmed the same year he famously became Australia’s first male centrefold in Cleo magazine), Sunday Too Far Away cemented Thompson’s place as a rising star internationally. 
April
Thu Apr 22

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450