Lotterywest Films

High Ground

High Ground Mon 4 – Sun 10 Jan Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium Mon 4 – Sun 10 Jan Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium $10 – $19
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Mon 4 – Sun 10 Jan at Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium, from $10 – $19

‘A gripping, visually spectacular revenge thriller.’

Hollywood Reporter

In remote Yolŋu County, Arnhem Land, two men are on a mission to prevent a bloody war. One is an independent-minded bounty hunter, who has left the police force after an operation gone wrong results in the massacre of an Indigenous tribe. The other is an Aboriginal tracker and the only known massacre survivor. Travis (Simon Baker) is looking for redemption. Gutjuk (Jacob Junior Nayinggul) is trying to save the last of his family. Together they are hunting down Baywarra (Sean Mununggurr), the leader of a defiant mob.

High Ground is a Western-style revenge drama partly inspired by real events. Nearly 20 years in the making, Stephen Maxwell Johnson has created a visually spectacular film that uncovers some ugly truths. Shot on location in Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land the narrative viewpoint is balanced between traditional owners and the colonisers. The result is a film with all the breathtaking beauty and savage ugliness of this country. It’s a tense and brutal action thriller and an important reckoning with the past.

Director
Stephen Johnson
Cast
Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Jack Thompson, Callan Mulvey, Caren Pistorius, Ryan Corr
Writers
Chris Anastassiades 
Cinematographer
Andrew Commis
Editors
Jill Bilcock, Hayley Miro Browne, Karryn de Cinque
Producers
David Jowsey, Wityana Marika, Maggie Miles, Greer Simpkin
Music
Miriam Ashley, Wityana Marika, Yirrmal Marika: traditional songs
Duration
104 mins
Language
English, Yolngu

 

 

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Time & Location

Mon 4 – Sun 10 Jan

Gates open 6pm | Films start 8pm

Lotterywest Films, Somerville Auditorium, UWA, 35 STIRLING HWY, CRAWLEY, WA, 6009 / Godroo

Duration

104mins

Pricing
    • Adult: $19
    • Concession: $17
    • Friend: $16
    • Student: $13
Accessibility
Notes

English, Rirratjingu and Gunwinggu with English subtitles

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