THE PROPOSITION
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THE PROPOSITION

UNRELIABLE HISTORIES
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Arc Cinema
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104 Mins
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Sat 2 Mar

2005 DCPAUS, UK | D: John Hillcoat 
 
The Western genre meets the colonial Australian frontier in this tense drama from the pen of Nick Cave. Guy Pearce stars as Charlie, an outlaw faced with a chilling proposition that forces a choice between brothers.  
 
This fictionalised exploration of Australian history – told through the lens of a distinctly American genre – invites audiences to consider how cinema shapes and subverts national identity and mythology. 
 
‘The Australian director John Hillcoat makes an audacious, unsettling American feature debut with The Proposition, a revisionist western that brings its own brand of sanguinary honesty to the genre’ – The Washington Post 

This film is part of our Unreliable Histories series. Question history and cultural mythology through films that creatively interpret and reimagine iconic people and times. 

National Stories Day Pass: Explore our collective history with a day pass to attend the Telling National Stories panel, alongside screenings of Botany Bay (1952), Wills & Burke (1985), and The Proposition (2005). Learn More. 
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Sat 2 Mar

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601