Satellite Boy

Satellite Boy
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Satellite Boy
Australia, 2012, 92 Minute Running Time
US Premiere
Topics: Coming of Age, Environment, Family Friendly, Woman Director
Program: New Voices/New Visions
Language: English

The sweeping vistas of the Australian Outback are the bedrock upon which Catriona McKenzie builds this deeply felt, stunningly shot and supremely affecting chronicle of the journey of ten-year-old Pete (newcomer Cameron Wallaby), an Aboriginal boy caught between the traditions of his cultural heritage and the exigencies of the modern world. Aided by the fine performances of Wallaby and veteran David Gulpilil as Pete’s wise caretaker-grandfather Jagamarra, McKenzie’s—herself of indigenous heritage—beguiling mix of Aboriginal folklore and folkways is both moving and superbly rendered.

Living in a derelict drive-in cinema near a town in Western Australia, Pete dreams of re-uniting with his distant mother while resisting his grandfather’s persistent attempts to instill in him an understanding of his people’s near-mystical attachment to the land. When word comes that a mining company is about to take over the drive-in, Pete undertakes a bike journey to the city to plead their case, getting lost in the wilds along the way. The time has come to put the knowledge he has gleaned from Jagamarra to the test…

Director Catriona McKenzie expected to attend January 4 and January 7 screenings

DIRECTOR: Catriona McKenzie
Producer: David Jowsey, Julie Ryan
Editor: Henry Dangar
Screenwriter: Catriona McKenzie
Cinematographer: Geoffrey Simpson
Music: David Bridie
Principal Cast: David Gulpilil, Cameron Wallaby, Joseph Pedley, Rohanna Angus, Dean Daley-Jones
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Celluloid Dreams - www.celluloid-dreams.com

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