Thu, Jun 29 7:30 pm

Directors: Jennifer Peedom & Joseph Nizeti, Narrated by Willem Dafoe, NR

A profound cinematic and musical reflection on how rivers have shaped both the planet’s elaborate landscapes and all human existence. Throughout history, rivers have shaped our landscapes and our journeys; flowed through our cultures and dreams. River takes its audience on a journey through space and time; spanning six continents, and drawing on extraordinary contemporary cinematography, including satellite filming, the film shows rivers on scales and from perspectives never seen before. Its union of image, music and sparse, poetic script create a film that is both dream-like and powerful, honouring the wildness of rivers but also recognising their vulnerability.Narrated by Oscar Nominee Willem Dafoe. With music by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Radiohead.“River does not request your attention. It demands your surrender. Flowing against the current of today’s commercial moviemaking, it’s out to slow the pulse rate and induce a trancelike state of reflection.” —Sydney Morning Herald