In 1893, heavily pregnant Molly Johnson (Leah Purcell) and her children struggle to survive the harsh Australian landscape after her husband leaves to drove sheep in the high country. She finds escaped Indigenous Australian convict (Rob Collins) wounded on her property and an unlikely bond begins to form. Meanwhile, new town lawman Nate Clintoff realises that Molly’s husband is missing and sends his constable to investigate.
A thrilling tale that explores racism and misogyny under colonial rule, and a labour of love for Purcell, who has also adapted Henry Lawson’s short story into a play and a novel.
The 18:10 screening on Mon 16 May features an exclusive Reclaim The Frame pre-recorded introduction with filmmaker Leah Purcell.
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