Sunday 26 March 6.30pm | Victorian Pride Centre St.Kilda | Unclassified - No age restrictions
Full $22 | Concession $17 | Blak Tix $13 | 3 Pass $45 | 5 Pass $75
A film about family, love, and misfits, ROSIE tells the story of a young, orphaned, Indigenous girl who is forced to live with her reluctant, street-smart Aunty Fred (Frédérique). Rosie is thrust into the fringes of 1980’s Montréal into the care of Fred, who just lost her job, is on the verge of eviction, and who looks and sounds nothing like her. Fred, an artist who creates art from found and discarded objects or other peoples’ trash, introduces Rosie to her two best friends Flo and Mo, glamorous human beings who refuse to be confined by gender. In the end, Rosie transforms the lives of these colourful characters and finds love, acceptance, and a true HOME with her new chosen family of glittering outsiders.
Director: Gail Maurice (Cree/Michif )
Writer: Gail Maurice (Cree/Michif )
Producers: Gail Maurice, Jamie Manning
Language: English | French | Cree
Canada | 2022 | 91 mins
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Directors: K. Whiskey, V.Cullinan, LCullinan, K.Wallatina, B.Chimney, B.Muffler (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara)
Australia | 2020 | 6 mins | English
“Our film is called Kungka Kunpu, which means Strong Women! We want to show a strong, positive message about life in a remote Indigenous community - us young women here in Indulkana love to dance and have fun and make each other laugh. We’re proud to live on our land and hold on to our culture and our language. Us younger ones are from the generation that grew up with coca cola and TV as well as Tjukurpa (cultural stories) and bush tucker, so we like to have a bit of fun with combining those two different worlds.
NOTE: This film is available in the BIRRARANGGA Film Festival 3-pass and 5-pass ticket packages.