Members can attend an Exclusive Preview Screening of 'The Drover's Wife', One Month Prior to its National Cinema Release. This Exclusive Screening takes place on March 8th 2022...
THE DROVER'S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON To celebrate International Women’s Day, the London Australian Film Society, in conjunction with Regent Street Cinema, is proud to present an exclusive preview screening of thrilling western The Drover’s Wife, featuring an exclusive pre-recorded introduction from the film’s writer, director and star Leah Purcell.
In 1893, heavily pregnant Molly Johnson (Leah Purcell) and her children struggle to survive the harsh Australian landscape after her husband leaves to drove sheep in the high country. One day, she finds an escaped Aboriginal convict (Rob Collins) wounded on her property and an unlikely bond begins to form between them. Meanwhile, new lawman Nate Clintoff realises that Molly's husband is missing and sends his constable to investigate, triggering a fateful turn of events.
A labour of love for Purcell, The Drover’s Wife is her third adaptation of Henry Lawson’s Australian classic short story of the same name, having previously adapted as a play and a novel. Purcell’s cinematic version is a thrilling tale that tells of the racism and misogyny of colonial outback Australia– and one woman’s determination to thrive within it.
“An exceptionally compelling Outback Western… …had John Wayne or Charles Bronson been on the receiving end of that threat (delivered by Purcell), they likely would have changed their minds and raised their hands.” – Joe Layden – VARIETY “It's Purcell's powerhouse performance that lends the film its punchier, gritty edge” – Debbie Zhou – The Guardian “Purcell is monumental in the lead role, and her vision of a racist, unjust society is still disturbingly relevant in what is a bold, uncompromising work” – Daniel Gorman – Review Online
This exclusive screening takes place in Regent Street on Tuesday 8th of March 2022 at 7:30 PM. Tickets cost £25 per person (Including VAT) and can be booked now by contacting The Lexo Club Concierge.
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Tickets are priced at £25 per person for members or £35 per person (sold in pairs) for clients. Please contact The Lexo Club Concierge for more information regarding this event or to make a booking...