The Nightingale

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The Nightingale

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 27 September - 29 September 2019
Category Cinema Screening

From the writer and director of The Babadook

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Clare and Billy are hostile towards each other from the outset, both suffering their own traumas and both openly racist, but as their journey leads them deeper into the wilderness, they must learn to trust each other, to see each other as more than a source of hatred, and to weigh up the true cost of revenge and violence.

MA 15+ (Strong Sexual Violence, Violent themes and Coarse Language)

English, Scottish Gaelic, Aboriginal with English subtitles



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2 hours 16 minutes (no interval)

Ticket Prices

Riverside Members
Concession $9
30 Club $9
Concession $12
Full Time Student $12

Transaction fees apply

Screen $1.65