From Sand to Celluloid

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81 minutes
18+
Five short films – Fly Peewee, Fly!, No Way to Forget, Payback, Round Up and Two Bob Mermaid – released in 1995 and 1996 with the funding assistance of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department.

FLY PEEWEE, FLY!
Australia | 1995 | 10 mins | Screenwriter: Sally Riley | Producer: Adrienne Parr
When six-year old Robbie takes up residence in his favourite tree to be with his friend the Peewee bird, his family is forced to see the world from his point of view.

NO WAY TO FORGET
Australia | 1996 | 11 mins | Director, Screenwriter: Richard Frankland | Producer: John Foss
Based on director Richard Frankland’s experiences as a Field Officer during the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

PAYBACK
Australia | 1996 | 10 mins | Director, Screenwriter: Warwick Thornton | Producers: Penelope McDonald, Rachel Perkins
Paddy has been in jail for 20 years. It’s the day of his release and the years he’s spent doing time for the white man’s law have been in preparation for this one day – his payback day.

ROUND UP
Australia | 1996 | 9 mins | Director, Screenwriter: Rima Tamou | Producer: Pauline Clague
Two country boys find themselves out of place in the hubbub of a big city. In this unfamiliar environment, they may just learn that they are not as different as they first thought.

TWO BOB MERMAID
Australia | 1996 | 15 mins | Director, Screenwriter: Darlene Johnson | Producer: Antonia Barnard
1950s Australia: a young Koori girl who ‘passes for white’ grapples with racist comments at her local pool. A story about Aboriginal identity during a period of racial tension.

SATURDAY NIGHT, SUNDAY MORNING
Australia | 1999 | 26 mins | Director: Rima Tamou | Screenwriters: Rima Tamou, Archie Weller | Producer: Pauline Clague
Based on an Archie Weller short story: a shy, disenfranchised teenager in constant conflict with her single dad is hostage to three young men for whom actions have no consequences.

Please note, this screening of Saturday Night, Sunday Morning will be of a digitally restored version of the film, and will be screened at Event Cinema George Street and not as part of the Crossing Tracks program.

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From Sand to Celluloid

Event Cinemas George St 8
Thu 14 June
6:30pm—7:51pm
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18+
Company Credits
Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive Australia
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