6:30PM, Friday May 1
Ritz Cinemas, Randwick

Director: Bruce Beresford
Country: Australia, Canada, USA
Year: 1991
Runtime: 101 minutes
Language: English, Latin, Cree, Mohawk, Algonquin, with English subtitles
Format: Colour, 2K DCP (originally 35mm)
Rating: M

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“…Bruce Beresford has created an outstanding period piece which recalls the potent eloquence of his 1980 film Breaker Morant.” — Greg Kerr, Australian Film 1978-1992

Bruce Beresford’s career has taken him to a dozen countries and any number of exotic locations, but none more so than this venture to the wilds of Canada, for an adaptation of Brian Moore’s novel about the 17th century imposition of Christianity on Canada’s Indigenous population. Black Robe won five Canadian Genie Awards including for Best Film, and the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Cinematography. A new restoration, prepared as part of the NFSA Restores program, took almost a decade to be brought to fruition.

Courtesy of National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Introduced by producer Sue Milliken

Cinema Reborn acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, learn and work. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.