Opens May 1, 2018
May 1-3 Only!
Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia's Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter white man, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help the war veteran renovate his cattle yards. But Sam's relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates. Sweet Country is the latest film from Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah).
"Thornton raises his game still further with this brutally powerful outback western. It's a stark, shocking movie, superbly shot by Thornton, who is both cinematographer and director: a film which feels at one level like a provocative exploitation picture such as Straw Dogs or Wake In Fright, and at another level like a classic studio western, with something of The Searchers or Red River." (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)