Closing Night

Black Panther Woman + Shorts Awards

Palace Kino Cinemas, Sunday 24th February, 7pm

This session is recommended for persons over 15 years.

This session is recommended for persons over 15 years.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this session may contain images of people who have passed away.

Black Panther Woman (2014 / 52 mins)

In 1972, Marlene Cummins joined the Australian Black Panther Party and fell in love with charismatic leader Denis Walker – before spiralling into a cycle of addiction that left her on the streets. Forty years later, Marlene faces her demons in this unflinching documentary, exposing the abuse within the protest movement and ultimately reconciling with her past. Cummins’ highly personal story culminates in a gathering of international Black Panthers in New York, where she reunites with other Black Panther women from across the world. Directed by the multi-award winning filmmaker Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae, Radiance), Black Panther Woman was a hit with audiences and critics alike at the Sydney and Melbourne Festivals. The film has gone on to tour the globe, including the Pan African Film Festival and New Voices in Black Cinema Festival in the US.

Director – Rachel Perkins

Writer – Rochelle Oshlack

Producer – Rochelle Oshlack

6 MARLENE CUMMINS © Blackfella Films 2014. Photo by Alina Gozin’a.jpg

The closing night screening will be followed by an awards presentation and screening of this year's winning short films – then join us for our final party!