Cinema by the River

Two nights of classic family and brand new short film; an open air cinema delicately placed on the picturesque banks of the Todd River.


*** Wet weather update  1:15pm *** We’re going ahead! The clouds look well behaved, hopefully they stay that way. See you at 6!


Night One features the winners of the Lens Flair Short Film Competition and the all-time family favourite ‘Babe’, while Night Two showcases New Indigenous Cinema, including the world premiere ofStories in Our Songs: Indigenous Musicians of the Northern Territory’.

Presented by: Red Hot Arts Central Australia
Supported by: Screen Territory and Artback NT

September 29: Lens Flair Short Film Competition winners and feature film ‘Babe’.
September 30: New Indigenous shorts from around the world
Highlights from ‘The Right Track – Stay Strong Live Long’
Feature film ‘Stories in Our Songs: Indigenous Musicians from the Northern Territory’
(Produced by Artback NT Visual Arts Program; Creative Producer Simha Koether)


Feature film ‘Stories in our Songs – Indigenous Musicians of the Northern Territory’ is a new media screen work which highlights the musical landscape of Indigenous musicians across the Territory from the Central Desert region to the Top End. The work traverses both time and space, using digital imagery, text, animations, video footage and audio illustrating the importance of music as an expression of culture and ideas.

Produced by Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring – Visual Arts Program.

Directed by Simha Koether

Edit and Animations by Chris Wilson

Camera Simha Koether and Chris Wilson


Warumpi Band, Papunya Hall 1981. Photo courtesy of Neil Murray.

Pictured from left to right: Gordon Butcher (Drums), Neil Murray (Guitar/Vocals),

Sammy Butcher (Guitar), Denis Minor (Bass), the late Rrurrambu, (Vocals/ percussion).

Click here for more information on this film 


Event Information

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 Sept, 6–10pm

Snow Kenna Park, Wills Tce

Cost: Gold coin entry

In the event of wet weather, venue alterations will be advised on this page.

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