RED CARPET SCREENING: 30th Anniversary of the film’s Premiere
SPECIAL GUESTS: STAR CHRIS HAYWOOD AND WRITER/DIRECTOR, ROGER SCHOLES
DIRECTOR: ROGER SCHOLES
AUSTRALIA / 1987
SATURDAY 7:45PM / CINEMA 2
RUNNING TIME: 100 MINS
unforgettably powerful, richly rewarding – visually flawless with fine performances.
Almost hypnotic in its stark beauty
-New York Times
The winner of several international Festival Awards, The Tale of Ruby Rose is just as powerful today as when it was first screened in 1988. The year is 1933. Ruby Rose is an Australian woman living, isolated in her tiny house, with her husband Henry in the Tasmanian highlands. Ruby is terrified of the dark, convinced that it brings evil and death. She has pieced together her own religion based on the struggle between light and darkness. Looking for answers, she begins a dangerous journey down to the valley. A powerful story and stunning cinematography of the Tasmanian Highlands makes this Tasmanian classic a must-see.
Followed by a Q & A with writer/director Roger Scholes and star Chris Haywood.
Join the cast and crew for light refreshments (free) at the After-Party at The Plough Inn, Brisbane Street
A Day on the Kingsway on Sunday 20th will feature music and 8 stalls with the best to drink, eat and live. The Tale of Ruby Rose will come to life at the A Day in the Kingsway with a FREE high-country photo exhibition, shingle splitting, hut building, camp cooking demonstration, heritage clothes making and story-tellers. A discussion will also be held at TasTAFE’s Drysdale campus, 93 Paterson Street, on the role of the traditional custodians of our land’s fire-stick cultivation methods in a time of climate change and the potential for disastrous highland fires.