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Three Films by Tracey Moffatt: beDevil + Night Cries + Nice Coloured Girls (15*)

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A still from BeDevil

In her marvellous feature debut artist Tracey Moffatt tells three unique tales of the supernatural, screening alongside two of her best short films.

Artist Tracey Moffatt created one of the great feature debuts in Australian cinema history with beDevil, a visually stunning imagining of a trio of ghost stories she was told as a child by her extruded families. In Mr Chuck an American GI haunts an Indigenous Australian boy on Bribie Island. In Choo Choo Choo Choo a woman returns to her old family home, from which she was once driven away by the spirit of a young girl. In Lovin’s the Spin I’m In a tragic couple struggle to find peace in the afterlife.

beDevil screens alongside Moffatt’s shorts Nice Coloured Girls, in which three First Nations women flip the traditional power dynamic and exploit a drunk white man, and Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy, in which we witness the last days of an elderly white woman, cared for by the Indigenous Australian woman she adopted years ago.

Nice Coloured Girls
Australia 1987 Dir Tracey Moffatt 17 min

Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy
Australia 1990 Dir Tracey Moffatt 17 min

Australia 1993 Dir Tracey Moffatt 90 min

Total running time: 124 min

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that this film may contain the names, images and voices of people who have died.

Homeland: Films by Australian First Nations directors is supported by the Australian Government as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22.

Curated by the Barbican in partnership with Screen Australia. With thanks to Penny Smallacombe and Savannah Glynn-Braun (First Nations Department, Screen Australia).

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