“AN ENTHRALLING, COMPLEX TRIUMPH”
“THE BEST AND MOST INTERESTING AUSTRALIAN BIOPIC SINCE CHOPPER”

THE GUARDIAN

“ONE OF THE YEAR'S MOST STRIKING AND ACCOMPLISHED DIRECTORIAL DEBUTS”

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“MIGHT JUST BE THE BEST AUSTRALIAN FILM OF THE LAST TEN YEARS”

BEAT MAGAZINE

“A STARTLING, UNIQUE VISION”

THE AGE

“A THUNDEROUSLY GREAT FILM”

THE LOWDOWN UNDER

“A STRIKING DEBUT… A COMPELLING, IMMERSIVE WORK”

THE AUSTRALIAN

“STRIKING. BOLD. AN EXTRAORDINARY DEBUT FEATURE”

RADIO NATIONAL

“A BLISTERING, NO-HOLDS-BARRED CINEMATIC PORTRAIT...MASTER WORK.”

SCREEN DAILY

“ONE OF THE STRONGEST AUSTRALIAN FILMS OF THE YEAR”

FLICKS.COM.AU

“A THOUGHT-PROVOKING WORK EXECUTED POWERFULLY”

FILM INK

Erik Jensen was an ambitious 19 year-old journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald when Archibald Prize-Winning painter, Adam Cullen, with a career retrospective at the Art Gallery of NSW, invited him to write his biography. This is the story of the four-and-a-half years leading to Cullen’s death at the age of 46. It is the story of their increasingly claustrophobic relationship.

Based on Erik Jensen’s award-winning biography of Adam Cullen, ACUTE MISFORTUNE is the story of the biographer and his subject. It is one of the most acclaimed Australian films of the year, revealing an iconic artist and lauded author in unsparing detail.

ACUTE MISFORTUNE is a film about theft and the commerce of theft, the instability of lies and of coming through an abusive relationship to find meaning in its wake.

These are true events, told almost entirely in real dialogue. Featuring AACTA Best Actor Winner, Daniel Henshall (Snowtown, The Babadook), and Toby Wallace (Romper Stomper, The Turning) the debut feature of Thomas M. Wright (Sweet Country, Top of the Lake) is a meticulously researched film that was named one of the best films of the year in The Monthly Awards and by Screen Daily and received The Age Critics Prize at Melbourne International Film Festival.

SESSIONS

Cinema Nova

Carlton

Victoria

Sun Theatre

Yarraville

Victoria

Classic Cinemas

Elsternwick

Victoria

Dendy Cinemas

Newtown

New South Wales

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace

Cremorne

New South Wales

Ritz Cinemas

Randwick

New South Wales

Luna Cinema

Leederville

Western Australia

Luna on SX

Fremantle

Western Australia

Dendy Cinemas

Canberra

Australian Capital Territory

State Cinema

Hobart

Tasmania

New Farm Cinemas

New Farm

Queensland

EVENTS

Thursday 9 May 2019
7 pm

Sun Theatre, Yarraville, VIC

Screening and Q&A with Thomas M. Wright and Erik Jensen.

Friday 10 May 2019
6.30 pm

Luna Cinema, Leederville, WA

Screening and Q&A with Thomas M. Wright.

Sunday 12 May 2019
6.30 pm

State Theatre, Hobart, TAS

Screening and Q&A with Thomas M. Wright.

Monday 13 May 2019
6.15 pm

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne, NSW

Screening and introduction with Thomas M. Wright and Robert Connolly.

Monday 13 May 2019
6.30 pm

Ritz Cinema, Randwick, NSW

Screening and Q&A with Thomas M. Wright and Robert Connolly. Hosted by Joel Edgerton.

Wednesday 15 May 2019
6.45 pm

Cinema Nova, Carlton, VIC

Screening and Q&A with Thomas M. Wright, Erik Jensen and Daniel Henshall.

Thursday 16 May 2019
8.30 pm

Dendy Cinemas, Newtown, NSW

Screening and Q&A with Thomas M. Wright, Erik Jensen and Daniel Henshall.

Friday 17 May 2019
6.30 pm

New Farm Cinemas, New Farm, QLD

Screening and Q&A with Thomas M. Wright and Daniel Henshall.

Sunday 19 May 2019
6.30 pm

Dendy Cinemas, Canberra, ACT

Screening and Q&A with Thomas M. Wright and Daniel Henshall.

Sunday 26 May 2019
1.20 pm & 4 pm

Mount Vic Flicks, Mount Victoria, NSW

Screening and Q&A with Thomas M. Wright.

Thursday 30 May 2019
6.30pm

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

Erik Jensen and Thomas M Wright in conversation: Book to Film.

Monday 1 July 2019
TBC

Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs, NT

Special Screening.

Thursday 4 July 2019

Flinders Street Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW

Adam Cullen Art Exhibition.