Telluride Film Fest: Cinematheque Presents “Animal Kingdom”

Telluride Film Fest: Cinematheque Presents “Animal Kingdom”

“Animal Kingdom is an art house crime saga that will put your heart in your mouth,” wrote Kenneth Turan of the LA Times, “(It’s) a moody, brooding, modern-day film noir that marks the impressive debut of an Australian writer-director who knows how to make a film that is, in his own words, ‘dark and violent yet beautiful and poetic at the same time.’”



The Telluride Film Festival and Wilkinson Public Library are proud to present ANIMAL KINGDOM (Australia, 2010, 113 minutes, Rated R) in the final edition of the popular Antipodes series. Nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe, David Michôd’s film exposes the dark underbelly of Melbourne.

Pope Cody is an armed robber on the run. His friend and accomplice, ‘Baz’ Brown, wants out of the business. Craig Cody, Pope’s brother, is trading illegal substances, and the youngest Cody brother, Darren, stumbles naively through the criminal world of the city. Enter Joshua ‘J’ Cody, the brothers’ nephew, who believes that he can participate in the corruption, but quickly learns that the life is far more dangerous than he bargained for.

Cinematheque is a collaboration between the library and the Film Festival that brings festival-quality films year-round to the community of Telluride. The current series, entitled Antipodes, showcases films from Australia and New Zealand. These selections highlight the growth and rich range of genres and cinematic styles that have emerged from Down Under. The series wraps up in March. Stay tuned for the next Cinematheque series, which begins this summer in June, July and August.

As always, admission is free and patrons will enjoy food, drink and lively discussion as part of the SHOW.

Monday, March 2, 6 p.m.Wilkinson Public Library (5:30pm for pre-SHOW reception) 


For a preview of Animal Kingdom, watch the trailer:

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