This is the true story of 's most notorious convict, Alexander Pearce and his infamous escape into the beautiful yet brutal Tasmanian wilderness. A point of no return for convicts banished from their homeland, Van Diemen's Land was a feared and dreaded penal settlement at the end of the earth. The entrance to its remote station of secondary punishment, Macquarie Harbour, was named 'Hell's Gates' by its prisoners as a reference to the gates of hell in Dante's 'Inferno' - "Abandon all hope ye who enter here" - was plastered at the Harbour's mouth as a warning to all souls sent there.
In 1822, eight convicts escaped Macquarie Harbour in a fateful bid for freedom. This band of Irish, English and Scottish thieves were immediately hurled into chaos as their plan failed and they were thrust into the heart of a harsh and foreboding landscape. With little food or equipment, in a place these immigrants knew little about, they battled a merciless enemy - the unforgiving, barren land - a land where God wields an axe.
1/2 "... nothing short of extraordinary." INDEPENDENT
"...another superb example of Australian cinema in a vintage year." David Stratton, AT THE MOVIES
"... stimulating, thought-provoking and rewarding...you're in the hands of a born filmmaker...a film you're unlikely ever to forget." David Stratton, THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN
"This film took courage to create... surprisingly moving" Paul Byrnes, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Title: Van Diemen's Land
Rating: MA - 1h 50m
When: Friday 20th 6.45pm & Sunday 22nd November 4.30pm
No screening Saturday 21st due to live performance
Prices: Adults $13; Concessions $10; Film Club Members $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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