Aussie Indies: The Witch of Kings Cross + Q&A
Our regular spotlight on recent highlights from the Australian independent filmmaking scene.
The Witch of Kings Cross is a genre-bending documentary set in the occult subculture of 1950s Sydney. The film explores the life, work and beliefs of the most persecuted, prosecuted and daring female artist in Australian history – Rosaleen Norton.
Presented like a ‘rock doc’, it’s a collage of art, artefacts, archive, interview and expressionistic drama.
Tabloid tales of sex orgies, satanic rituals, bizarre deaths and the constant arrests don't deter Rosaleen from her bohemian lifestyle. Instead, she takes control of the media by embracing the role of ‘the Witch’.
At the vanguard of feminism and the counter-culture revolution, Rosaleen Norton was persecuted for her sexuality and refusal to conform to Christian values.
Join us after the screening for a Q&A session with director Sonia Bible.
‘The fascinating portrait of a fearless woman outlaw railing against fearful conservative forces and an insight into the work of an uncelebrated genius’ – Australian Arts Review
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