The Drover’s Wife: ADHD Australia Fundraiser
Welcome all Teachers, Parents, Family & Friends
MID-YEAR MARK MIXER!
Movie fundraiser for ADHD Australia (https://www.adhdaustralia.org.au/)
Enjoy your final Tuesday evening of Term 2 viewing this spectacular new interpretation of the Australian classic short story taught in many local Year 8/9 curriculums, featuring the exceptionally talented Aboriginal director and starring lead role: Leah Purcell.
The ticket cost will include a choctop or small popcorn and all proceeds from this event will support Ashleigh-Jane Greaves, Ivanhoe Grammar School – University Campus staff member and ambassador, in her mission of raising $10,000 for this charitable organisation which is so intertwined with our educational contexts.
Funds will go directly to developing resources to help teachers and employers understand and support those with ADHD to create system positive change through discovery, translation and advocacy.
Pre-entertainment from 7pm, join us in the foyer & bar area for mingling and peruse our raffle/auction stall in the raised lounge area, which will be announced shortly before the film commences!
Please share with anyone involved in local school communities – first in best dressed!
THE DROVER’S WIFE:
Some Aussie yarns never get old: Henry Lawson’s short story The Drover’s Wife is one such tale, elevating a simple story of woman versus nature to mythic extent.
THE DROVER’S WIFE: THE LEGEND OF MOLLY JOHNSON is a reimagining of Leah Purcell’s acclaimed play and Henry Lawson’s classic short story. A searing Australian western thriller asking the question: how far do you go to protect your loved ones?
Molly Johnson’s husband is away droving cattle, leaving her alone to care for their four children at their remote Snowy Mountains homestead. Despite being heavily pregnant, Molly keeps various threats, from nature and other people, at bay. But when Yadaka, an Aboriginal man on the run from white law enforcement, intrudes on the sanctuary she has carved out, the brutal hardships and secrets that have followed them both throughout their lives must be confronted.
- 109 MINS