Castaway with Warwick Thornton

Warwick Thornton, best known for his award-winning debut feature Samson & Delilah, joined us at ACMI as part of Desert Island Flicks to discuss the five films he would take to his theoretical desert island.

We discover throughout the evening that this is not an entirely foreign concept to Thornton, as he laments the lack of filmic choice available when growing up in Alice Springs.

Another State of Mind was his first oasis – the first documentary he ever saw – sourced from the local video library.

Thornton’s interest in punk culture and rebellion becomes clear as he selects Exit Through the Gift Shop, Wild at Heart, Down by Law and Repo Man for his next four top films.

For information on future Desert Island Flicks events, visit the ACMI website.

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