Sweet Country

Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia. When Aboriginal stockman Sam (Hamilton Morris) kills white station owner Harry March (Ewen Leslie) in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber) go on the run. They are pursued across the outback, through glorious but harsh desert country.

Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown) leads the posse with the help of Aboriginal tracker Archie (Gibson John) and local landowners Fred Smith (Sam Neill) and Mick Kennedy (Thomas M. Wright). Fletcher is desperate to capture Sam and put him on trial for murder – but Sam is an expert bushman and he has little difficulty outlasting them. Eventually, for the health of his pregnant wife, Sam decides to give himself up. He is put on trial in the courtroom of Judge Taylor (Matt Day). But will justice be served?

Director      Warwick Thornton
Cast Sam Neill
  Bryan Brown
  Hamilton Morris
Country  Australia
Running Time    110 mins
Classification  MA15+


Thu   8   Mar 2.00pm    Thu   22 Mar    2.00pm
Fri   9   Mar 7.30pm   Fri   23   Mar   11.30am
Sat   10   Mar OC 2.00pm   Fri   23   Mar   7.30pm
Sun   11   Mar 2.00pm    Sun   25   Mar  OC  2.00pm 
Tue   13   Mar    7.30pm    Tue   27   Mar    7.30pm 
Thu   15   Mar    11.30am    Thu   29   Mar    11.30am 
Wed   21   Mar  2.00pm   
Wed   28   Mar    11.30am   


*OC = Open Caption Sessions
*SD = Spit the Dummy Sessions

Thu 08 March - Thu 29 March, 2018
Upper Yarra Arts Centre
Healesville Memorial Hall
The Memo, Healesville & Arts Centre, Warburton
1300 368 333
$14.50 Full / $12.50 Concession / $11 YRFS Member
$9 U15 / Midweek Matinee

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