Hamilton Film Group
If you love top quality films from all corners of the world, such as The Shoplifters, The Insult and Cold War, you will love the program at Hamilton Film Group. Join us for monthly screenings to enjoy the best of independent, foreign language and art house films.
(MA15+) AUSTRALIAN 115 mins
Thursday 20 Feb, 7.30pm
Friday 21 Feb, 2pm
Dir: Partho Sen-Gupta
Cast: Adam Bakri, Rachael Blake, Rebecca Breeds, Darina Al Joundi, Abbey Aziz, Danielle Horvat, Damian Hill
Ricky Nasser is a young Australian whose peaceful suburban life turns into hell when sister Ameena, disappears without a trace.
A young Muslim activist and slam poet goes missing in this tense Sydney-set mystery with a sharp perspective on Islamophobia by Partho Sen-Gupta (Sunrise, SFF 2015).
Adam Bakri (Omar, SFF 2014) stars as Ricky, a Sydney café owner and Muslim refugee who is proudly assimilated into Australian culture. Ricky is estranged from his sister Ameena (Danielle Horvat), a hijab-wearing, politicised slam poet who is unafraid to air her views on Australian society. When Ameena disappears after a gig one night, Ricky is forced to revisit his internal conflicts over his own identity as he and his mother desperately search for her. When the right-wing media seizes on the story, speculating that Ameena has fled the country to join the Islamic State, the family suffers a barrage of scrutiny – even as they fear it could be true. Rachael Blake (Lantana, SFF 2001; Sleeping Beauty, SFF 2011) is superb as the troubled police officer in charge of investigating the case.
Slam is Sen-Gupta's third feature film set and shot in Sydney, Australia. The film is a an Australian-French co-production.
Evening and Matinee screenings
Film Group movies are monthly, usually every third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. If the evening screening doesn't suit, you can catch the movie the next day at 2pm.
Membership and tickets
Memberships are available at the door, from Hamilton Performing Arts Centre.
Membership: full year $95, 6 films $55, 3 films $35
Concession prices: full year $85, 6 films $50, 3 films $30
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