Sweet Country (15)

Sweet Country

Event details

  • Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 April
  • Please refer to the timetable below
  • The Dukes Moor Lane Lancaster LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598 500

Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam’s relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defence.

As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track Sam down. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.

“Sweet Country’s complexity and sophistication mark it as a landmark work of Indigenous cinema.”  – Sight and Sound

“It has a power that makes the cinema shake..” ★★★★★ – The Daily Telegraph

Dir: Warwick Thornton
2018 Australia 113mins
With: Sam Neill, Hamilton Morris

TICKETS

£6.50 Full Price (£5.50 Concessions £4.50 Under 18’s)

Date Time
Tuesday 17 April 11am
Tuesday 17 April 8.30pm
Wednesday 18 April 6.10pm