FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA

Documentaries
Director: Wayne Blair, Nel Minchin 2020 95 Minutes Ages 12+
FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA Sun 11 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 95mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA Sun 11 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 95mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA Sun 11 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 95mins New Farm Six Cinemas
FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA Sun 11 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 95mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket
FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA Sun 11 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 95mins State Library of Queensland
FIRESTARTER: THE STORY OF BANGARRA Sun 11 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 95mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

A compelling and vivid celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lived experience and storytelling, Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra looks back at the last 30 years of Bangarra Dance Theatre and the role of its dynamic artistic director Stephen Page.

Directors Wayne Blair and Nel Minchen interweave insightful and moving interviews with Bangarra dancers, including core trio Stephen, Russell and David Page, with vibrant home movie footage of the Page family growing up in Brisbane. Firestarter draws parallels between Bangarra’s story and the politics of Australia, charting cultural milestones such as the audience turning their back to Prime Minister John Howard, and the troupe’s potential boycott of the 2000 Olympic opening ceremony. This electric story is told with power and grace, celebrating the transformative potential of art and creating an insightful portrait of one of Australia’s pivotal arts organisations.

World Premiere

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 12+
Country:Australia
Language:English
Director:Wayne Blair, Nel Minchin
Producer:Ivan O’Mahoney, Nel Minchin
Cast:Stephen Page, Russell Page, David Page
Script:Wayne Blair, Nel Minchin
Program strand:Documentaries
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