Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, February 25, 2011 – Sunday, March 06, 2011

(Australia/2009—directed by Warwick Thornton)

Set in the aboriginal communities of Australia, what might have been an age-old love story explodes cliché and convention through unvarnished and unyielding authenticity. Samson (Rowan McNamara) and Delilah (Marissa Gibson) are young people struggling to find themselves and each other. Director Warwick Thornton who, like the principal cast, hails from an aboriginal background plunges us into red-dirt landscapes that serve in equal measure as oasis and prison. Traditions both nourish and entrap, and as boy and girl wrestle with a fate that may seem inevitable, love shows the way forward. A delicate and remarkable new work, winner of the coveted Caméra d’Or for best debut feature at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. In English and Warlpiri with English subtitles. (99 min.)

“Aussie cinema has indeed discovered its next great voice.” David Fear, Time Out New York

Friday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, March 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 at 4:30 p.m.