the last wave

Peter Weir, 106 mins, Australia, 1977, 35mm. Courtesy: Last Wave Productions, Hollywood Classics & NFSA

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The Last Wave
Peter Weir's fascinating chiller stars Richard Chamberlain as an Australian lawyer drawn into a murder trial, defending Chris (David Gulpilil) of killing a fellow tribesman.

Hoping to get the accused aquitted on the grounds that the act was tribally sanctioned, the lawyer finds the remains of indigenous civilisation still existing under the city streets.and that his own heritage is not what he thought.

The Last Wave was one of the first films to address the cultural divide between white Australians and indigenous populations.

Dates   Sat 20 May 2006, 2pm
Admission   Full $13 Concession $10
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