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.

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



Seats cannot be saved prior to gates opening at 6pm.
Any items left on seats prior to 6pm will be taken to lost property.

Picnics and BYO drinks are very welcome. There is various seating available including deck chairs, bean bags and regular chairs. There is limited seating within the venue. 

Please note, reserving seats for friends who do not have a ticket does not guarantee them entry.

It's a good idea to get to the cinema early to get your seat.

Gates open at 6pm, the film starts at 8pm. 

It's a good idea to arrive early to get seats!

Yes! Your voucher acts as your ticket so just head to gate, no need to go to the box office.

Entry is subject to capacity so we recommend arriving early if you're using a voucher. 

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$10 tickets for concession card holders (including Seniors and Students) when purchased at the venue.

Sit back, relax and check out our Bar Menu. In the mood for pizza? Grab a delicious pie before the film from Charlies Pizza. View the menu here.  

Also, feel free to BYO booze and picnic. 

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



    • Adult: $19
    • Concession: $17
    • Friend: $16
    • Student: $13

English, Rirratjingu and Gunwinggu with English subtitles

MA15+ Strong violence

Seating by general admission.
Seats cannot be saved prior to gates opening at 6pm.
Any items left on seats prior to 6pm will be taken to lost property.

Film screenings are subject to weather conditions.
Updates on any changes to the film schedule are broadcast by 7pm online and our our social media channels @perthfest


Post show Q&A Mon 4 Jan

Stay in your seats after the performance to hear from Andy Commis, Director of Photography of High Ground on Mon 4 Jan.


We are implementing WA Government's SafeWA contact tracing system. From December 5, it's a condition of entry to register your attendance at our venues. To make it easier, download the SafeWA app now via the WA Government website.

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