Sat July 19th: ‘The Darkside’ North Queensland Premiere.
We are rolling out the red carpet for the premiere of the Darkside ( by acclaimed Director Warwick Thornton) starring local actress Merwez Whaleboat and a host of respected Australian actors.
Bar open 6.30 Canapes, cocktails and entertainment with guitarist and singer/songwriter Luke Thomas .
Dress code: Black and Deadly Glamorous. All Welcome.
7.30 pm Island Sensation 7.45 pm Welcome to country Professor Graceland Smallwood (awarded 2014 National NAIDOC Person of the Year 2014) followed by film presentation
8pm: The Darkside (2013). Directed by Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah). The Darkside assembles a collection of poignant, sad, funny and absurd ghost tales from across Australia and brings them to life with some of Australia’s best loved actors.
Presented by cast member Merwez Whaleboat & producer Kath Shelper Scarlett Pictures
Honest, matter-of-fact firsthand accounts. Illuminating a black perspective of the other side.The Darkside Stars: Lynette Narkle, Bryan Brown, Claudia Karvan, Aaron Pedersen, Jack Charles, Merwez Whaleboat, Deborah Mailman, Shari Seben, and Ben Quilty. (94 mins. Rated PG.)
The Darkside (2013) – Behind the Scenes: Ben Quilty Behind the scenes Ben Quilty
There will be a Q&A after the film with members of the cast and the producer.
9.35 Q&A with Merwez Whaleboat, Kath Shelper, and elder Kenny Dalton (whose tale is told by Jack Charles)
10.00 pm join us for the After Party – vinyl funk& reggae good vibes till midnight. Tickets $15.00 can be booked by ringing 0416 980 323 or tickets can be purchased on the night on the door. Artgaze Film members free.
The ‘Darkside’ Premiere Townsville project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports sustainable cultural development in regional, rural, and remote Australia to give artists and communities’ better access to opportunities to practice and experience the arts.
The program is delivered in partnership with Artslink Queensland.