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Acute Misfortune

Biography

AUSTRALIA

Directed by Thomas M Wright
Starring Daniel Henshall, Toby Wallace

"An artist biopic that swaggeringly busts the limitations of the well-worn subgenre, Acute Misfortune is one of the year's most striking and accomplished directorial debuts." - Hollywood Reporter

Daniel Henshall stars as infamous Archibald Prize-winning artist Adam Cullen in this lyrical adaptation of Erik Jensen’s acclaimed biography.

When 19-year-old wunderkind journalist Erik Jensen (now editor of The Saturday Paper) was invited by bad-boy Australian painter Adam Cullen to write his biography, Jensen jumped at the chance. Despite a turbulent relationship, the two formed a unique bond that lasted until Cullen’s death in 2012 aged just 46.

Shooting in the Blue Mountains where Cullen was based, Acute Misfortune spins Jensen’s award-winning book into a subtle, striking tale of two wildly different men. Making his debut as a feature film filmmaker, theatre director and actor Thomas M Wright (Top of the Lake; Balibo) delivers a portrait of the writer and of the artist as a troubled and troubling man. With remarkable access – Daniel Henshall (The Babadook, Snowtown) wears Cullen’s actual clothing as he fully inhabits the role, and the artworks that appear onscreen are the real deal.

 

 

Gallery 

Dates 

01 July 2019

Times 

Monday 1 July, 7.00pm

Duration
90 minutes

Prices 

Reelpix member
Full $14
Concession $11

Non Members
Full $17
Concession $14

Genre 

Biography

Location 

Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.

Accessibility

wheelchair  

Rating

MA15+
Warning: Strong Coarse Language

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies for all online purchases. All ticket prices include GST.

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