SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 6.30PM - 10.30PM
GORGE JETTY LAWNS, NITMILUK NATIONAL PARK
Katherine’s very own deckchair cinema on Nitmiluk’s jetty lawns features a free screening of Top End Wedding and Jedda. Bring along your own picnic mat or low camp chair, kick back and enjoy Territory stories on the silver screen.
NITMILUK ON THE SILVER SCREEN
TOP END WEDDING
From the makers of The Sapphires, TOP END WEDDING is a celebration of love, family and belonging, set against the spectacular natural beauty of the Northern Territory. This heartwarming romantic comedy tells the story of successful Adelaide lawyer Lauren (Tapsell) and her fiancé Ned (Lee). Engaged and in love, they have just ten days to pull off their dream Top End Wedding. First though, they need track down Lauren’s mother, who has gone AWOL somewhere in the Northern Territory.
Charles Chauvel’s landmark 1955 film JEDDA is an Australian cinema classic. Exploring a complex story of cultural identity, set against the harsh natural surrounds of outback Northern Territory, Jedda captures a rare and honest glimpse into the heart and history of Indigenous Australia.
When an indigenous woman dies in childbirth, the baby is raised by Sarah (Betty Suttor), the wife of station owner Doug McMann (George Simpson-Lyttle). Doing their best to assimilate the child into white society, young Jedda is caught between two cultures – forbidden from learning about her indigenous heritage and never fully accepted by the other.
As a teenager, Jedda (Ngarla Kunoth) is drawn to a mysterious newcomer called Marbuck (Robert Tudawali), a tribal man in search of work and offering a new perspective on life. But, as their nascent relationship is tested by cultural taboos, their destiny is set to become an echo through the ages.
A dramatic, sun-scorched vision of the landscape and its people, Charles Chauvel’s final film was not only the first colour feature film to be made in Australia but was nominated for the inaugural Palme d’Or at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
This is a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
ALCOHOL FREE EVENT
BYO picnic hampers are welcome but alcohol and glass is strictly prohibited.
If found, alcohol will be confiscated and tipped out.