Tuesday 12 September at 7pm
The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
Eureka, Lisandro Alonso, 2023, 146m
Alaina is overwhelmed by her job as a police officer on the Pine Ridge Reservation. She decides not to answer her radio anymore. His niece, Sadie, waits for his return for a long night, in vain. Sadie, sad, decides to start her journey with the help of her grandfather. She takes off in time and space towards South America. She will no longer watch black and white westerns, which do not represent her.
Lisandro Alonso’s long-awaited follow-up to his acclaimed Jauja (2014) similarly stars Viggo Mortensen as a weathered cowboy in a dogged pursuit that breaches time and space. Yet Eureka is a three-part epic—western, neo-realist drama, then wilding jungle myth—that uses the genre of each part, its forms, its tropes, to explore indigenous power relations amidst colonisation. In the end Viggo is scatted to the airways, the stars, and the birds.
With thanks to Le Pacte
As with all our Container screenings, admission is free to all members, and membership can be found at our website container.org.au or at the box office counter on the night. Membership ranges from $30 (six months concession) to $100 (annual regular).