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Popcorn & Pencils: PROGRAM FIVE: Night Cries & Jedda curated by Bianca Willoughby

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PYT Fairfield's film program allows you to participate in an informative film workshop curated by an industry professional, and enjoy a film they hand-picked for the occasion! 

PROGRAM FIVE: Night Cries & Jedda curated by Bianca Willoughby

Curator: Bianca Willoughby

Films: 'Jedda' and 'Night Cries' (Short film) 

Date: Thursday 15 June 2023

Screening: 6pm - 8pm

Workshop: 8pm - 9pm 

Tickets: $10 

    In this special program of Popcorn & Pencils we invite Bianca Willoughy to curate our next program. Bianca is a disabled transgender Walbanja, Yuin woman working across multiple art forms. She has chosen 1955 film ‘Jedda’ and short film Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy. Jedda was known as the first film in Australia to hire Aboriginal people in lead roles and the first to be filmed in color. 

    About the film

    Jedda (1955)

    Set against the harsh natural surrounds of outback Northern Territory, Jedda captures a rare and honest glimpse into the heart and history of indigenous Australia. Young Jedda is caught between two cultures forbidden from learning about her indigenous heritage and never fully accepted by the other.

    Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy by Tracey Moffat

    Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy is the story of a white woman and her adopted Aboriginal daughter, told with vibrantly coloured landscapes and a richly constructed soundscape.

    The film is in part a response by visual artist Tracey Moffatt to Charles Chauvel's celebrated feature film, Jedda (1955).

    About the workshop

    Using Tracey Moffat's art film Night Cries as an example, we will examine how cultural and historical precedents represented in cinema can be reinterpreted into our own personal and cultural narratives in order to reconcile the past.


    • Screening of both films
    • 1hr film workshop
    • Bottomless popcorn and drinks

    Read more about Bianca Willoughby, the workshop and the program here.

    This program is proudly supported by Fairfield City Council. 



    The Fairfield School of Arts is located at 19 Harris Street, Fairfield NSW 2165.

    The distance to Fairfield train station is 350 metres.

    There is parking in surrounding streets and in Downey Lane Car Park.

    COVID Safety

    Your safety and the safety of the community is important to us.

    PYT Fairfield has a COVID Safety Plan and will follow all regulations at the time of performance. 

    Please stay home if you are unwell or are awaiting the results of a COVID test. 

    Face masks are recommended in the theatre. 

    Please practice safe hygiene and keep socially distanced.


    If you have any access requirements please let us know when purchasing your ticket or you can contact us before purchasing.


    Phone: 02 9724 6077

    Carers or support people receive a complimentary ticket which can be added during checkout.

    An accessible bathroom is available onsite.

    Wheelchair accessible.

    Rest and quiet areas are available.

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