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SNOWTOWN

Fri, Feb 24, 2012
at 6:30 PM (Lloyd Mall 6)
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Sat, Feb 25, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SNOWTOWN

DIRECTOR: Justin Kurzel - AUSTRALIA

During the 1990s, a dozen people were murdered in an area north of Adelaide. All were killed by the same group of people, under the leadership of John Bunting, Australia’s most notorious serial killer. With harrowing authenticity, Kurzel’s account of how this happened and what brought the killings to an end is disturbingly memorable. The central character is 16-year-old Jamie, who is taken under the charismatic Bunting’s wing and gradually manipulated into becoming one of his gruesome gang. Jamie has been a victim in the past, and although he is in a sense still a victim, Bunting manages to make him feel as if he is powerful for the first time in his life through hate-fueled, righteous rhetoric empowering for those who have little else. One of the most highly praised Australian films of the decade, Snowtown was the winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. “A sincere examination of violence that is no cheap slasher movie.”—The Guardian (120 mins.)

First Feature.

Mature audiences.

FILM REVIEW



Interests: New Directors.

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