Director: Glendyn Ivin Cast: John Brumpton, Tom Russell, Hugo Weaving
Kev, a petty-crim, and his ten year-old son, Chook, are on the run. Dumping their car they travel by bus, into the unforgiving outback. Arriving in a small town they land on the doorstep of Kev's ex-girlfriend, Maryanne. She's not pleased to see Kev, but finds it hard to resist his charm. Chook wants to stay with her, but the secrets he shares with his Dad forces them to keep moving.
Hitchhiking, they travel across the barren plains of the interior and bed down for the night in old Afghan museum. Here Chook learns a little of his heritage and is captured by the magic of the Persian costumes and photos of the past. While Chook sleeps Kev ducks out for food but is drawn to the local pub. A news story on TV reveals why they are running. Max, a friend, has been murdered and the police are on the hunt. Kev realises he is in more trouble than he bargained for, but keeps it to himself. He returns to the museum to find Chook has befriended and confided in a local Muslim doctor. Suspicious Chook has told the doctor too much Kev angrily assaults her and steals her car.
On the road again Kev and Chook drive through landscape Kev once shared with his own brutal father. They drift into a National Park, where they lay low in a hidden camp amongst giant river gums. Kev's wish to gift Chook a 'real bush experience', results in a lousy attempt to teach his son to swim, which sparks a feeble but ominous retaliation from Chook. Despite Kev's insensitivity and the pressure of knowing that the police are on their trail, father and son find some common ground and begin to bond.
Returning from a morning swim, they find their camp overrun by police. Panicked, Kev steals a 4WD and they flee cross-country, further into the desert and the unknown. Lack of food, water and sleep find them taking a short cut across a salt lake, another familiar landmark from Kev's past. Here Kev confesses to Chook that Max is dead. Angry and confused Chook attacks his father who dumps him in the middle of the salt to teach him a lesson. Seemingly abandoned Chook discovers the inner strength to make it to the other side, where Kev finds his son transformed into a disturbingly different boy.
An altercation at a roadhouse sees Kev attack the owner and steal a rifle, all under Chook's steely gaze. They travel silently through the night to a remote desert camp where Kev reckons Chook may have been conceived. Chook becomes increasingly suspicious of his father's assurances that 'everything will be fine'. He realises to survive he must decide how their story will end and is forced to take action that will have devastating consequences for father and son.
Title: Last Ride
Rating: (M) 1hr 45m
Thursday 20th and Sunday 23rd August 2009
No Sceenings Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd August
Times to be advised.
Prices: Adults $13.00; Concessions $10.00; Member/Child $8.50
We screen Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Nambour Civic Centre is a licensed venue - every person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (including movie sessions)
2009 Film Club Memberships - available now
Membership entitlements include:
*Discounted tickets to every movie -- adult tickets are normally $13, however when you show your membership card, you receive your ticket for $8.50
*2 free movie tickets -- these tickets can be used by you or you are welcome to invite a friend to use these free tickets at any session over the year, however they cannot be used on the first Sunday of each month which is Film Club Night
*Monthly newsletter -- posted to members at the end of each month which lists the movies and screening dates for the upcoming movies. The newsletter also has movie reviews and any information relevant for Film Club members
*Invitation to Film Club Nights -- on the first Sunday of each month we hold a special function for Film Club members which include a screening of an art-house movie and a catered get-together.
* Invitation to Film Discussion Groups - in-formal, fun discussions with like-minded movie goers
Phone us now to join - 5475 7777 (business hours) - or bring your membership form and payment along with you to the February Film Club Function
Yearly Subscription: $38 (Year: 1 March 08 - 28 February 09)
Visit the website: http://www.nambourciviccentre.com.au/cinema/film_club.html
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