storm boy

Henri Safran, Australia, 1976, 87 mins, 35mm

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Storm Boy
Based on the novel by Colin Theile, this popular children's film focuses on Mike 'Storm Boy' Kingsley (11-year-old Greg Rowe) and his encounter with an Aboriginal youth 'Fingerbone' Bill who is banished by his people, the Kunai.

Together they rescue three pelican chicks orphaned by hunters and Mike learns about the land, the sea and the Aboriginal people.

The overlapping stories of alienation, marginalisation and loss that connect Storm Boy, Fingerbone and the pelicans resonate powerfully in this rights-of-passage classic.

Winner Best Film and Jury Prize 1977 AFI Awards.
Dates   Saturday 16 April 2005, 2pm
Admission   All tickets $8
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