BYRON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL opens on Friday the 21st of May with a fantastic double-bill of radical cinema with two controversial Australian films and challenge society, TERROR NULLIUS and THE WITCH OF KINGS CROSS.
About TERROR NULLIUS
Part political satire, part eco-horror and part road movie, Terror Nullius is a political revenge fable which offers an unwriting of Australian national mythologies. The apocalyptic desert camps of Mad Max 2 become the site of refugee detention, flesh-eating sheep are recast as anti-colonial insurgents and a feminist motorcycle gang goes vigilante on Mel Gibson. Binding together a documentary impulse with the bent plotlines of Australian film texts, Soda_Jerk’s revisionist history opens a wilful narrative space where cinema fictions and historical facts permeate each other in new ways.
Famously commissioned by and then rejected by the Ian Potter Foundation (is association with ACMI), the film breaks every copyright law in the book, but manages to do so with such digital literacy that it has transcended copyright and exists as an artistic milestone, the pinnacle of Australian underground film culture dismembering the cultural tropes and cliches and creating an entirely new kind of cinematic experience – and it’s hilarious.
Book tickets here:
The Byron Underground Film Festival
21 – 30 May 2021
Byron Theatre & Byron Arts & Industry Estate
Tickets & Program at www.thebuff.com.au