We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which Cowra Civic Centre is built, the Wiradjuri – the original storytellers, musicians, dancers, artists and culture makers of this region. We acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging.
A reworking of the 1892 Henry Lawson short story, The Drover’s Wife is a subversive directorial and writing debut by Leah Purcell, who stars as the legendary Molly Johnson. On an isolated farm in the alpine country of the Snowy Mountains, the heavily pregnant Molly and her young children are struggling to survive in the absence of her drover husband. When an Indigenous fugitive, Yadaka (Rob Collins) arrives on her property, Molly initially meets him with hostility. Gradually, Yadaka proves helpful in challenging situations, and seems to provide a link to Molly’s past, uncovering brutal truths and secrets which must be confronted.
Purcell’s vibrant cinematic adaptation follows a novel and award-winning play, bringing a radical and striking contemporary vision to the story. In this third, cinematic incarnation, Purcell’s supreme acting takes centre stage alongside complex, invigorating supporting characters. The Drover’s Wife reimagines a classic Australian story from an Indigenous Feminist perspective, depicting the struggles of a wife battling the harsh frontier of the Australian bushland.
Cowra Civic Centre, 104 Darling Street, Cowra 2794 View Map
104 Darling Street ,
Friday 10 June at 7pm
Saturday 11 June at 4:30pm Sunday 12 June at 2pm Wednesday 15 June at 10am
Box Office HoursOnline 24/7
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Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Phone 02 6340 2130
Classification: MA 15+ Strong violence
Duration: 108 mins
Tickets: $14 (Transaction fee may apply)
Presented by the Cowra Civic Centre Cinema