Mystery Road at British Museum

Production still from Mystery Road

Last Friday – having already delivered a conference paper on the 1908 tour of The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) in the morning – I hot-footed it over to the British Museum to introduce an evening screening of Ivan Sen’s indigenous neo-western Mystery Road, showing in conjunction with the museum’s unmissable summer exhibition, Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation.

For those who might be interested, there is a full transcript of the introduction on, and whilst I got the impression that most of the crowd weren’t the twittering types, there was at least a couple who were:

If you haven’t seen the film, it is highly recommended – it’s readily available in the UK on physical and streaming platforms. And if you want to read more, the intro was partly adapted from a piece I wrote over at The Far Paradise about some of the through lines intersecting this and other Australian films.

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