The Sunday Times Presents: Jasper JonesFriday 24 March (M)
Gates open 5:30pm
Film starts at sunset2017-03-24T19:30+10:002017-03-24T22:00+10:00
One of the best young adult australian novels finally gets the screen treatment it deserves.
Jasper Jones is not the hero, he’s the anti-hero in burning hot Corrigan, WA. Half indigenous, he’s an outcast and the town’s scapegoat, systematically blamed for every crime. So when he discovers the body of Laura Wishart in the bush, he’s got no choice but to seek help from Charlie Bucktin, a much younger, much more timid and incredibly smart classmate. Together they investigate to frame Laura’s murderer and form along the way a unique friendship.
Written by Fremantle author Craig Silvey in 2009, Jasper Jones is one of these novels that you simply cannot put down. Critically acclaimed as the Australian How to kill a Mockingbird, it tackles tough subjects (racism, war, sexuality) with a beautiful style. Successfully adapted for the stage, it now gets the screen treatment it deserves served by a cast of Australian legends (Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Aaron L. McGrath, Angourie Rice, Levi Miller).
“Spielberg meets Stranger Things in this Australian coming-of-age tale” The Guardian
- Director: Rachel Perkins
- Cast: Hugo Weaving, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice
- Duration: 120 minutes
- Rating: M (Recommended for mature audiences)
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WhenFriday 24 March
Star Lounge: $37*
*Booking fees apply.
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