Deckchair Cinema officially starts its 2016 season with groundbreaking new Australian film SPEAR. The event will include a Q&A with the film’s star, Hunter Page-Lochard.

Darwin Film Society’s wet season program Flix in the Wet has wrapped up for another year after a cracking run. Now the team are now well and truly counting down to their Opening Night on Wednesday 20 April.

SPEAR is a new film by Bangarra Dance Theatre’s acclaimed Artistic Director and Choreographer Stephen Page. The film follows a young Aboriginal man named Djali (Page’s real-life son, Hunter Page-Lochard) from the outback to the streets of Sydney on his quest to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world. Adapted from the Bangarra production of the same name and featuring Bangarra performers, SPEAR interprets this young man’s journey into adulthood and prophesies the many ‘types’ of Indigenous male he can become in contemporary Australian society.

Deckchair Cinema is smartening up for the screening of this exciting film, with a brand new Kiosk and Box Office extension and a CBF-funded Dining Deck almost ready to show off to the public.

“The Deckchair is looking absolutely fantastic,” says Deckchair Cinema GM Alice Body. “The kiosk/box office extension will help us get queues through quicker on busy nights, and the new Dining Deck will be great for a whole range of purposes, including hosting functions and Café Cinema nights.”

Audiences should not miss the chance to catch this milestone in Australian cinema on the big screen, with Q&A with Hunter Page-Lochard.

What: Deckchair Cinema Opening Night

When: 6:30pm, Wed 20 April

Where: Deckchair Cinema, Jervois Rd off Kitchener Drive, Darwin Waterfront

How much: $16 | $12 Con. | $10 DFS Member | $8 Child | $35 Family

Booking: Tickets and more info available from


For Deckchair Cinema or Hunter Page-Lochard media opportunities, please contact Alice Body (Deckchair Cinema General Manager) on 08 8941 4377.