7 June 2021

The Witch of Kings Cross and Q+A

| Shayna Siakimotu
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The Witch of Kings Cross is a genre-bending documentary. Image: NFSA.

The Witch of Kings Cross is a genre-bending documentary set in the occult subculture of 1950s Sydney.

The film explores the life, work and beliefs of the most persecuted, prosecuted and daring female artist in Australian history – Rosaleen Norton.

Presented like a ‘rock doco’, it’s a collage of art, artefacts, archive, interview and expressionistic drama.

Tabloid tales of sex orgies, satanic rituals, bizarre deaths and the constant arrests don’t deter Rosaleen from her bohemian lifestyle. Instead, she takes control of the media by embracing the role of ‘the Witch’.

At the vanguard of feminism and the counter-culture revolution, Rosaleen Norton was persecuted for her sexuality and refusal to conform to Christian values.

A Q&A session with director Sonia Bible will be held after the screening.

The details

When: Friday 11 June, 6:00 pm
Where: Arc Cinema, 1 McCoy Circuit Acton, ACT 2601
Cost:$12, $10 commission, tickets online.

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