Acute Misfortune

Director: Thomas M Wright 2018 91 Minutes Ages 18+
Acute Misfortune Sat 13 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:30pm 91mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
Acute Misfortune Tue 16 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 07:00pm 91mins New Farm Six Cinemas

Drawing on Erik Jensen’s award-winning biography Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen, actor and theatre director Thomas M Wright’s feature debut is an expertly crafted portrayal of the complex artist.

In 2008, Cullen invited Jensen to stay in his spare room and write his biography. What followed was a four-year relationship, both violent and tender, honest and suffocating. Daniel Henshall and Toby Wallace deliver remarkable lead performances as the troubled Archibald-winning artist and the 19-year-old journalist.


Classification:Ages 18+
Director:Thomas M Wright
Producer:Jamie Houge, Virginia Kay, Liz Kearney, Thomas M Wright
Cast:Daniel Henshall, Toby Wallace, Gillian Jones, Geneviève Lemon
Script:Erik Jensen, Thomas M Wright
Program strand:Features
Rights:Arena Media