Samson and Delilah

MA 15+
18 June
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12/$10

Fourteen-year-old Aboriginal kids Samson (Rowan McNamara) and Delilah (Marissa Gibson) hail from an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. For Samson, sniffing petrol is one of the few available ways of escaping the suffocating grimness of his daily life.  

After a persistent campaign to gain Delilah's affections, and following the death of her grandmother (Mitjili Napanangka Gibson), Samson steals the community's sole car and persuades Delilah to escape with him to Alice Springs. 

Screens with short film Tnorala: Baby Falling (Warwick Thornton, 2007, 23 mins). 

‘This lovely, aching film opts for romance in the face of modern ruin’ – Detroit News Ticket 

See more films in our Warwick Thornton Retrospective



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