with short film When We Were Kids
“This taut piece of guerilla filmmaking, powerfully performed and bravely directed, celebrates Cornelius's poetic and savage writing.”
Shit is a psychological drama which unfolds over one long night of incarceration in a bleak holding cell. Caged for hours on end, Billy, Bobby and Sam reveal their stories. Stories of a life time of violence, of abuse, of institutionalisation, told with unsentimental, sometimes comical, often gut-wrenching insight. They’ve done something terrible but all they’ve got to do is keep it together, to keep their mouths zipped. Sam has fallen apart and become a liability, the weak link. Billy and Bobby spend the night trying to hold tight, keeping them solid, a complete three, but life has finally caught up with them.
Shit is adapted from the hit play of the same name which has had 8 seasons. Premiering at MTC, it played at the Sydney Arts Festival, the Darwin Festival, the 2019 Biennale Theatre Festival in Venice and the Edinburgh Fringe, winning the prestigious Summerhall Arts Lustrum Award. Written by one of Australia’s most celebrated playwrights, Patricia Cornelius, it has been met with extraordinary critical acclaim, winning 4 Green Room Awards and receiving a Helpmann Awards nomination for director Susie Dee.
Screens with When We Were Kids (2021)
12 minutes, English
Thirteen-year-old Jade’s sexual awakening gets interrupted during a day at the public pools with her best friend.
Director: Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu, Writer: Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu, Producer: Sarah Cook
This screening is followed by a filmmaker Q&A.
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Strong language and adult themes
Multipasses – see more films in this program for less
Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) program 23–27 Feb 2023
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