Through a unique collaboration between artists and filmmakers, this ground-breaking film follows the journey of a young Aboriginal man, Djali, as he journeys through his community to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world. Spanning the outback of Australia to the gritty urban streets of Sydney, Spear is a poignant reflection of the continuing cultural connection of Indigenous people. Spear is an intimate journey with one of Australia’s most celebrated artists, Stephen Page, as he brings this modern day mythological story to the screen.
Discovery – World Premiere
Since 1991, Stephen Page has been the Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre and has developed a signature body of works that have become milestones in Australian performing arts. Stephen continues to reinvent Indigenous storytelling both within Bangarra and through collaborations with other performing arts companies, most notably directing the Indigenous sections for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as Artistic Director of the 2004 Adelaide Festival of the Arts, and writing and directing Bloodland for the Sydney Theatre Company. Stephen made his directorial debut in 2012, directing the chapter Sand in the feature film The Turning. Spear is his feature directorial debut.
|Thu 10 Sep||13:45||Scotiabank 6 (Press & Industry)|
|Fri 11 Sep||18:00||Isabel Bader Theatre|
|Sat 12 Sep||9:00||Jackman Hall|
|Thu 17 Sep||21:15||Scotiabank 6 (Press & Industry)|
|Fri 18 Sep||18:30||Jackman Hall|