Saturday Screenings: Art + Soul Plus Night Cries

3 July
Location informationArc Cinema
Event costFree (bookings essential)

Saturday Screenings is a free program of film screenings on the first weekend of each month, presented in partnership between the NFSA and the National Gallery of Australia.

A free screening of Art + Soul: Bitter and Sweet, written and narrated by Hetti Perkins and directed by Warwick Thornton.

This episode of the acclaimed documentary series focuses on Mervyn Bishop (Murri people), Tommy McRae (Kwatkwat people) and Albert Namatjira (Western Arrernte people).

The screening will be preceded by Tracey Moffatt's short film Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy (1990, G, 19mins), which will be screened from a 35mm film print from the NFSA collection.

An exhibition focusing on the life and work of Mervyn Bishop is currently open at the NFSA.

Tracey Moffat’s work features in the NGA’s Know My Name initiative that celebrates women artists.

The event is part of our NAIDOC Week 2021 program



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