35mm Q&A screening of BREAKER MORANT (1980)
Date 3 December 2022
Time4:00 pmProgram Commences
Location Ritz Cinemas, Sydney 45 St Pauls St, Randwick NSW
AACTA, in collaboration with the Ritz Cinemas, is proud to present a special screening of the classic Australian film BREAKER MORANT (1980), presented in original 35mm as part of AACTA ScreenFest.
After the screening there will be a Q&A with director Bruce Beresford, cinematographer Don McAlpine, and cast members Jack Thompson and Bryan Brown. All AACTA members are invited, and you’re welcome to bring a guest.
BREAKER MORANT won ten AFI Awards in 1980, including Best Director & Best Film.
A powerful true story of bitter revenge…
South Africa, 1901. The British war against the Boers has deteriorated into bitter guerrilla warfare. A unit of the Bushveldt Carbineers, made up mainly of Australians, is ordered by the British High Command to fight the Boer on its terms and take no prisoners, an order which will prove fatal to a man they call "The Breaker" – Lieutenant Harry Morant.
This classic Australian motion picture of injustice and the horror of war has swept the world to become one of the most acclaimed Australian movies ever made. Director Bruce Beresford (Paradise Road, Mao's Last Dancer) garnered international acclaim for this riveting drama set during a dark period in Australia's colonial history and featuring passionate performances by Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson rugged cinematography by Donald McAlpine (My Brilliant Career, Patriot Games) and an Oscar-nominated script based on true events.
BREAKER MORANT screens as part of Australia on Celluloid, a historical celebration of Australia's rich and unique film heritage, with special 35mm screenings of iconic and overlooked films from the NFSA's Kodak/Atlab and Deluxe/Kodak collections presented together for the first time by Ritz Cinemas.