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True History of the Kelly Gang
True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang

classified 18

Film

Fri 28 Feb - Thu 5 March

Director:
Justin Kurzel
Cast:
George MacKay, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult
Duration:
125 mins, 2019, Australia | UK | France
Primary language:
English

George MacKay stars as Ned Kelly in Justin Kurzel’s (Snowtown, Macbeth) brutally violent and unflinchingly stark re-telling of the life and crimes of Australia’s most notorious outlaw.

19th Century Australia. Ned Kelly (MacKay) is growing up in a rebellious Irish immigrant family, bristling against the outback justice imposed by local police. Over time, he falls under the influence of Harry Power (Russell Crowe in a superb cameo), a true bush-ranger with little regard for colonial authority over the wild territory in which he operates. As each encounter with the law pushes Kelly further and further into a dedicated life of crime, soon enough he's gathering a gang around him to help with the horse thieving and shootouts, and many Australian settlers are applauding his exploits as tensions build toward an epic final showdown.

Despite his relatively short life, Ned Kelly’s story is woven into Australian legend and then some, becoming a near-mythical figure in the mould of Jesse James and Robin Hood. Kurzel‘s film delivers a fierce counterpoint to the traditional Kelly legend by exploring Kelly's dysfunctional childhood and abuse, and it's a vivid tale of defiance, rebellion and anarchy.

  • The screenings of True History of the Kelly Gang on Tue 3 Mar are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café/Bar with a valid cinema ticket.
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AD
Audio Description
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
S
Subtitled
PS
Partially Subtitled
Times TBC
To be confirmed
CTBA
Certificate to be announced