The Sum of Us
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The Sum of Us

Fri
16
Fri Apr 16 1:30 PM

CHEC Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
General Admission
99 Mins
April
Fri Apr 16

WINNER · BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY · AFI

Widower father Harry Mitchell (Jack Thompson) and his openly gay 20s-something son Jeff (Russell Crowe) share a close father-son relationship. As both men seek a partner, through the closeness of their own relationship they unwittingly interfere in each other’s romances. When Harry suffers a stroke, the family dynamic is tested.

Adapted from David Stevens’ stage play, The Sum of Us is a heartfelt and genuine family drama that stands the test of time. Filmed at a time when homophobia was more rampant in Australia, the film tackles sexuality and love, with Jack Thompson heralded for the role by Variety as “…one of his best and most controlled performances”.

Filmed two years after Crowe’s intimidating portrayal as Hando in Romper Stomper, Crowe’s performance in The Sum of Us shows a range and diversity that beckoned Hollywood producers, with Crowe landing the lead in Sam Raimi’s The Quick & the Dead the following year. 
April
Fri Apr 16

CHEC Theatre

363 Hogbin Drive Coffs Harbour , NSW, 2450