Down Under

Director Abe Forsythe takes on racial politics in Australia in this irreverent black comedy. Set in the aftermath of Sydney’s now infamous Cronulla riots of 2005, Down Under follows two groups of angry young men, each from one side of the conflict, in their quest for retribution. The result is a mixture of slapstick comedy and uncomfortable truths wrapped up in some very familiar caricatures. Intercut with actual news footage from the day, the film holds a mirror up to contemporary Australian culture to reveal some ugly, unavoidable realities.

Screening with Australian/East Timorese short film White Elephants (8 mins) written and directed by Dominic Allen.

7:15pm Friday 23rd September
Northern Territory Premiere
2016 | Australia
| 90 mins | English
DIRECTOR - Abe Forsyth
VENUE - Deckchair Cinema

No one escapes ridicule in Abe Forsythe’s laugh-out-loud film about two carloads of vengeful, testosterone-charged young hotheads in the aftermath of the 2005 riots

Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian
Official Selection, Melbourne International Film Festival
Official Selection, Sydney International Film Festival