Bran Nue Dae – Review

Posted January 24, 2010 in

Bran Nue Dae

Sundance Film Festival

Director: Rachel Perkins

Bran Nue Dae is a refreshing light-hearted film—the perfect chaser for a day of heavy-handed documentaries. Set in Australia in 1969, the film follows Willie, a young aboriginal boy whose evangelical mother has sent him to Catholic boarding school in the hopes that he will join the priesthood. Willie has other ideas about his future though, and decides to run away, taking viewers on a twisting ride through over-the-top adventures that introduce equally over-the-top characters, made complete with song and dance numbers. Everything about this film is completely decadent. The music, the characters, the sound effects, the dance numbers and even the film’s colors have their intensity turned way up. Although the plot is admittedly a bit cheesy, the over-the-top song and dance make this musical fabulous. –Jeanette D. Moses

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Screening Times:

January 22 – 8:30 AM – Racquet Club, Park City, UT

January 22 – 9:45 PM – Broadway Centre Cinemas V, Salt Lake City, UT

January 24 – 6:00 PM – Yarrow Hotel Theatre, Park City, UT

January 26 – 7:00 PM – Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Ogden, UT

January 27 – 6:00 PM – Egyptian Theater, Park City, UT

January 29 – 1:00 PM – Holiday Village Cinema III, Park City, UT

January 30 – 5:30 PM ­– Holiday Village Cinema I, Park City, UT