Sweet Country will be screened in Dubbo on April 27 from 6pm

AWARD-WINNING: Sweet Country has won awards at festivals including the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Photo: Contributed.
AWARD-WINNING: Sweet Country has won awards at festivals including the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Photo: Contributed.

Sweet Country director Warwick Thornton will answer questions from the audience after the one-time screening of the film at Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre on April 27 from 6pm.

Inspired by real events, award-winning Sweet Country is a western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory.

Sweet Country official trailer

Bunya Productions, the Sydney-based production company behind Sweet Country, has been working with Dubbo Filmmakers’ Kellie Jennar and Dubbo Film Society’ to bring the film to the city.

“The fact this event is happening is a testament to the passion and dedication of Dubbo’s creative sector,” Ms Jennar said.

President of the Dubbo Film Society Steve Clayton said it viewed “events such as this one as a significant milestone for the city’s arts calendar and an opportunity to reflect on the power of cinema in how we shape our perceptions of society and its values”.

“We would love to see the DRTCC filled to capacity on April 27 where film goers can be part of this special presentation of an Australian award-winning film,” he said.

Tickets to the screening cost $20 and can be purchased at https://sweetcountry.evenbrite.com.au.

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