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Sat 12 Nov 2:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
101 Mins
2022| DCP | AUS | D: Del Kathryn Barton 
Acclaimed Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton makes her stunning feature debut, combining live action, puppetry and animation and starring Simon Baker, Yael Stone and Julia Savage. 
Twelve-year-old Blaze (Julia Savage) is raised by her caring father, Luke (Simon Baker). When she witnesses a brutal crime on the streets, Blaze is faced with conflicting emotions of debilitating fear and a desire for justice. As she spirals uncontrollably, Luke does his best to help her through this crisis, but to little effect. An unlikely saviour enters the picture, a dragon – a magnificent Barton creation – that provides solace and courage to Blaze as she finds a path forward.  
Savage is fantastic as the teen confronted with an unimaginable crisis; as is Baker playing the parent desperate to fix a problem not easily solved. A rousing and moving film, Blaze is a bold hybrid of live action, puppetry and animation, an ode to female courage and a celebration of the power of the imagination. 
Saturday Screenings is a free program of film screenings presented monthly in partnership between the National Gallery of Australia and National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. 

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601