On Thursday, September 7, the ground-breaking documentary Namatjira Project hits select cinemas in NSW, VIC, QLD and ACT. On September 14, it will also commence screening in Alice Springs and Hobart, whilst in October it will premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival. The film has already played at the Melbourne International Film Festival, CinefestOZ and the Brisbane International Film Festival.
The film is ground-breaking because at its core is a mission to bring #Justice4Namatjira.
To launch the film in each state will be social impact screenings, involving post screening discussions and Q&As – raising greater awareness of the issues and activating audiences to support the Trust and copyright campaign. On Tuesday 5 Sept Cinema Nova in Melbourne will feature special guest Archie Roach; on Wed 6 Sept in Sydney at Chauvel Cinema, high profile Aboriginal art curator, critic and writer Djon Mundine OAM will feature; and on the 7 Sept at New Farm Cinemas GOMA Curator of Indigenous Art Bruce McLean will speak. There will also be special Q&A events in Canberra on 12 Sept and Alice Springs on 14 Sept with further details to be announced shortly.
Tuesday, September 5
Cinema Nova – Melbourne
Preceded by a musical performance by Archie Roach
Wednesday, September 6
Chauvel Cinema – Sydney
Followed by a Q&A with Djon Mundine OAM, producer and chair Namatjira Legacy Trust Sophia Marinos and actor Trevor Jamieson, moderated by The Australian’s Rosemary Neill
Tuesday, September 12
Palace Electric – Canberra
Followed by a Q&A with producer and chair Namatjira Legacy Trust Sophia Marinos and actor Trevor Jamieson, moderated by City News’s Helen Musa
Saturday, September 16
The State Cinema – Hobart
Followed by a Q&A with BigHart’s Scott Rankin, moderated by ABC Radio Hobart’s Leon Compton.