Night Parrot Stories will screen at the beautiful National Film and Sound Archive ARC cinema as part of the Canberra International Film Festival on 2nd November, 2016.
...impressions from my recent 200 km trek to the base camp of K2. Click here to go to the film. Password: BALTORO
The film comes with a warning. Horses are used as pack animals. They die lonely deaths when they come to the end of their harsh lives.
Francis Kelly, the Chairman of the Central Lands Council introduces the film.Read More
I will be travelling to Alice Springs 4 - 9 th May, to introduce Night Parrot Stories and attend the very special Something Somewhere film festival. There are a number of confluences. In 2013 and 2014 I spent several months based out of Alice Springs filming Night Parrot Stories. And a lifetime before, in 1989, I was the treasurer of the Alice Springs Film Society...mainly this meant that I picked up the 16 mm films from the post office and made sure that they arrived at the Totem Theatre on Friday night. Just upstream from the Totem Theatre is the Old Telegraph Station. There is a somewhat surreal image painted by Gillen in his journal from the Horn Expedition to Central Australia in 1902. He notes that Night Parrot feathers adorned the (then new) Telegraph Station. They were brought in to the telegraph station by the operator's cat.
The screening is taking place in the open air, just behind the Totem Theatre, 7pm on 5th May.