Emu Runner

Directed by Imogen Thomas
2018
Australia
95 minutes
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In an outback NSW town a young Indigenous girl forms a very special bond with a wild emu, in a unique Australian story of love and loss.
SELECTED: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Director Imogen Thomas’s debut was made, over 15 years, in close collaboration with the Indigenous community of Brewarrina in western NSW.

Newcomer Rhae-Kye Waites shines as Gem, a young Indegenous girl from outback NSW, who deals with the grief of her mother’s death by secretly befriending a wild emu. However, her need to source tasty snacks for her new friend, and her absence from school, attract the attention of family and authorities. Gem’s loving father (played by Wayne Blair, The Sapphires) is at a loss to know how to handle his wayward daughter.

A lyrical and poetic film grounded in social realism and emphasising the importance of Country, community and storytelling, Emu Runner is a unique Australian story of love and loss.

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Please note online bookings end Thu 5 September, 5pm. After this time tickets are sold at the venue subject to availability.
Thomas has made a deep, rich meditation on family, community, country and racial tensions that strides well beyond its girl-meets-bird logline. Flightless the Dromaius novaehollandiae may be, but Emu Runner soars,
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Sun 8 September
11am
BCC Cinemas Toowoomba Strand
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Year
2018
Classification
PG
Country
Australia
Language
In English
Director
Imogen Thomas
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