Leah Purcell in The Drovers Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson
Our much loved Melbourne International Film Festival is returning again from August 5th in cinemas and online. A little of the programme has now been revealed and the Opening Night Gala is the The Drovers Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson, written, starring and directed by Leah Purcell (She. Say., Black Chicks Talking). The Goa, Gungarri and Wakka Wakka Murri actor, writer and filmmaker re-worked Henry Lawson’s 1892 short story and made it her own by mixing classic western genre clichés with elements from her family’s history. It is a view of Australia's colonial history through the lens of an indigenous woman.
Love In Bright Landscapes screening at MIFF
The MIFF Premiere Fund, which offers support to new Australian feature films presents a documentary directed by Jonathan Alley called Love In Bright Landscapes on David McComb, the hypnotic front man and song writer from seminal Australian rock band The Triffids.
The full programme led by MIFF artistic director Al Cossar will be revealed on July 13 and you can read more details here.
Celebrate NAIDOC week with the message, Heal Country!
NAIDOC Week is an annual celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across this land. This week is a great opportunity to participate in activities to support your local Indigenous community.
We at Arnsdorf are a team living and working on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge their ownership of the land and pay respects to their elders past, present and future.
The NAIDOC theme for 2021 is Heal Country, asking all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration and destruction.
There are many wonderful events programmed this year from Port Pirie SA to Thargomindah Qld to Leighton Beach WA to Darwin NT.
If you are in Melbourne, there is a group exhibition showing called Dibirdibi - Stories from the Mornington Island. Artists from Mornington Island present a highly colourful exhibition of paintings by Amanda Gabori, Helena Gabori, Dorothy Gabori, Elsie Gabori, Agnes Kohler, Mandy Naranatjil, Amy Loogatha, Netta Loogatha, Jonathon Toby, Venita Chong and Joelene Roughsey. The show is on at West End Art Space, West Melbourne from July 1 to 14 and you can read more details about it here.
Stay well from all of us at Arnsdorf X