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Blak Nite Screen

Wominjeka! Join us for Blak Nite, a free festival with live music, film talks and screenings. Held in the Treasury Gardens, the festival celebrates the Indigenous contribution to Australian film and TV.

Arrive early for live entertainment and talks hosted by Aaron Pedersen. Bring a picnic or grab dinner from one of the food stalls on site.

Please note, as some of these films have not been classified, all screenings are restricted to viewers 18 years and over (R18+).

Download the program (PDF 330KB) or find out more about Melbourne's Indigenous Arts.

 Friday 6 February

A spotlight on the career of David Gulpilil

Image of Blak Nite Screen – Frank Yamma
Fri 06 Feb 2015, 7pm – 8pm
Guitarist and songwriter Frank Yamma kicks off Blak Nite Screen with a special one-night only performance.
Image of Blak Nite Screen – David Gulpilil and Darlene Johnson
Fri 06 Feb 2015, 8pm – 9pm
Join host Aaron Pedersen in conversation with acclaimed actor David Gulpilil and Indigenous director Darlene Johnson.
Image of Blak Nite Screen – Gulpilil: One Red Blood
Fri 06 Feb 2015, 8:50pm – 9:50pm
A screening of the documentary by Indigenous filmmaker Darlene Johnson on the acclaimed actor David Gulpilil.
Image of Blak Nite Screen – Charlie's Country
Fri 06 Feb 2015, 10:10pm – 11:50pm
A screening of the third film collaboration between renowned director Rolf de Heer and screen legend David Gulpilil.

 Saturday 7 February

The new blak wave of Indigenous film and TV

Image of Blak Nite Screen – Ursula Yovich
Sat 07 Feb 2015, 7pm – 8pm
Ursula Yovich, known for her roles in Redfern Now and Gods of Wheat Street, performs live with her band.
Image of Blak Nite Screen – The New Blak Wave
Sat 07 Feb 2015, 8pm – 9pm
Join Aaron Pedersen in conversation as he explores the new blak wave of Australian film and television.
Image of Blak Nite Screen - The Turning
Sat 07 Feb 2015, 9pm – 9:30pm
A special screening of three chapters from the 2013 film The Turning, based on the popular book by Tim Winton.
Image of Blak Nite Screen - Gods of Wheat Street and Redfern Now
Sat 07 Feb 2015, 9:28pm – 11:25pm
Blak Nite Screen highlights the blak wave of Australian film and TV with special screenings of Redfern Now and Gods of Wheat Street.

 Getting there

Treasury Gardens is at 2 Spring Street, Melbourne. It's just a short walk south on Spring Street from Parliament Station and close to tram stops on routes 11, 12, 35, 48, 70, 75 and 109.

View Treasury Gardens map.


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