A sumptious and compelling film adaptation of one of Australia's boldest contemporary operatic works by Andrew & Julianne Schultz. Seen through the eyes of its central character, Miriam, an Aboriginal woman, whose son recently died in police custody and performed by the award winning mezzo soprano, Maroochy Barambah, the film portrays the tormented world of injustice; past and present perpetuated against indigenous Australians.
Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden.
Returning home with his father after a shopping expedition, Wong Fei-Hong is unwittingly caught up in the battle between foreigners who wish to export ancient Chinese artifacts and loyalists who don't want the pieces to leave the country.
The Lone Rangers have heavy-metal dreams and a single demo tape they can't get anyone to play. The solution: Hijack an AM rock station and hold the deejays hostage until they agree to broadcast the band's tape.
Have you watched Black River yet? What did you think about it?