sunday too far away

Ken Hannam, 94 mins, Australia, 1975, 35mm. Source: National Film & Sound Archive. Courtesy: South Australian Film Corporation

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Sunday Too Far Away
Critically acclaimed for its understated realism, Hannam's tale of a shearer is set on an outback sheep station in 1955.

Focusing on the central character of Foley (charismatically portrayed by Jack Thompson) Sunday Too Far Away explores the occupation that holds a definitive place in mythology surrounding Australian outback life.

It offers a compassionate treatment of the pressures felt during long periods of separation from the ordinary comforts of home, and of the relationship void that is filled by the rough-and-ready camaraderie of mateship.

Winner Best Film, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 1975 Australian Film Awards.

Dates   Sat 24 Sep 2005, 2pm
Admission   All tickets $8 
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