(Australia ) 2016 | 97 minutes | Nicole Ma | English, Wangkajunga
Tom “Putuparri” Lawford navigates the deep chasm between the deeply spiritual universe of his people's traditional culture and his life in modern society where he struggles with alcoholism and domestic violence. During a trip back to his grandparents’ country in the desert, Putuparri is shocked to learn that the dreamtime myths are not just stories, but that there really is a country called Kurtal and a snake spirit that is the subject of an elaborate rainmaking ritual. Set against the backdrop of the long fight to reclaim their traditional lands, Putuparri and the Rainmakers is an emotional, visually breathtaking story of love, hope and the survival of Aboriginal law and culture against all odds.
"... a rich, engrossing and rewarding documentary..." –Philippa Hawker, Sydney Morning Herald
Best Film – Cinéfest Oz
First Secretary and Consul Ms Melissa Stenfors and her spouse Mr Ian Moorcroft will attend the screening on Sunday, February 5. A reception follows the screening with wine courtesy of the Australian High Commission.
Didgeridoo music will be performed by Jay Thomson.
Putuparri and the Rainmakers is part of the Core Program:
Single tickets $15
Weekend Gourmet / Bouffe-4-Buffs passes $34
Each weekend pass includes:
Entry to any 2 screenings of the Core Series per weekend. (Does not include Saturday Matinee Series).
Coupon for popcorn at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche.
$10 off at local participating restaurants: Bistro Rutherford (819-459-2100); Chez Eric (819-459-3747); Kaffe 1870 (819-459-3943); M.J.M.D Pizza de Luigi Pizza (Chelsea: 819-827-2882 / Wakefield: 819-420-1845 or 819-420-1850); The Village House (819-459-1445); Wakefield Mill (819-459-1838).
Minimum $25 purchase. Valid anytime from February 4 to 26, 2017. Reservations recommended for dinner. Other restrictions may apply, check with restaurant.
Passes must be presented at the box office prior to entry, to receive your tickets for the screening. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to showtime.
Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 38 Ch Valley, La Pêche, QC, J0X 3G0, 819 459 2025