Films | 12.30pm The Magnificent Seven; 3pm Mystery Road | Ticketed, Goma

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Films | 12.30pm The Magnificent Seven; 3pm Mystery Road | Ticketed, Goma
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Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art says
12.30pm | The Magnificent Seven 1960 PG (35MM) (2hrs 8mins)
3pm | Mystery Road 2013 M (DCP) (2hrs 1min)

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Our 'The Western' program at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA offers a rare opportunity to see these films presented on the big screen as they were intended, and features many 35mm prints sourced from film archives around the world and screened in one of Australia’s last 35mm film venues.

>The Magnificent Seven
Like a translation of a translation back into the original language, The Magnificent Seven is a Western version of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, itself heavily influenced by the Westerns of John Ford. When farmers turn to Brynner for help defending their village, he assembles his band of seven (Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, and James Coburn among them) and they ride out across the widescreen landscape accompanied by Elmer Bernstein's irrepressible theme.

>Mystery Road
Set in the arid outback of Queensland, Mystery Road, showcases Ivan Sen's talent. The film centres on Jay Swan, an Aboriginal police detective recently returned to his small hometown after a stint in the big city. When the body of a teenage Aboriginal girl is discovered, Jay is tasked with solving her murder. Sen is unsentimental about revealing the harsh contrasts — white versus Aboriginal, past versus present, urban versus rural, poverty versus opportunity — that simmer within the town.
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By: Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art

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