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Our Top Picks for Sydney Film Festival Flicks

21 May 2018

Sydney Film Festival is coming up FAST (6-17 June)! There’s a pretty broad selection of films, including a list of deadly new and some not so new Indigenous films. We’ve decided to post a few of our favourite picks for flicks not to miss. Starting in no particular order…

WHITNEY
Direct from Cannes, Oscar winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald’s (Marley, SFF 2012) unflinching and honest portrait of a rare talent, Whitney Houston, told by those closest to her. Click here for times and ticket info.

Dreaming in Motion
Four short films – Shit SkinBlack Talk , Turn Around and Mimi – released in 2002 with the funding assistance of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department. Features an early short by legendary Australian director Ivan Sen. Click here for times and ticket info.

Shifting Sands
Six short films – GraceMy Bed Your BedPassing ThroughPromiseTears and My Colour, Your Kind – released in 1997 and 1998 with the funding assistance of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department. Click here for times and ticket info.

Wik vs Queensland
A powerful insight into the High Court’s 1996 decision to grant native title to the Wik peoples of Cape York; and the dramatic political and cultural fallout that followed. Click here for times and ticket info.

Teach a Man to Fish
As a fair-skinned Aboriginal man living away from his country, middle-aged Grant struggles with his identity. So, he decides to quit everything and go fishing with his father. Click here for times and ticket info.

From Sand to Celluloid
Five short films – Fly Peewee, Fly!No Way to ForgetPaybackRound Up and Two Bob Mermaid – released in 1995 and 1996 with the funding assistance of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department. Click here for times and ticket info.

Crossing Tracks
Two short films – Harry’s War and Wind – released in 1999 with the funding assistance of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department. Features an early short by legendary Australian director Ivan Sen. Click here for times and ticket info.

BlacKkKlansman
Straight from the Cannes Competition, Spike Lee’s inventive, funny and angry BlacKkKlansman tells the remarkable true story of an African-American cop who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. Click here for times and ticket info.

Terror Nullius
Highly political two-person art collective Soda_Jerk return with the brilliant cinema mash up TERROR NULLIUS, a hilarious, uncomfortable reimagining of Australia’s national mythology. Click here for times and ticket info.

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