Samson and Delilah (15) showing at Saffron Screen

PUBLISHED: 12:17 22 July 2010



THE next Monday night film at Saffron Screen is Samson and Delilah (15). Showing at 8pm on Monday 26 July, this haunting film follows two aboriginal teenagers, growing up in the Australian outback.

They run away to Alice Springs where their growing love becomes vital to their survival. Beautifully shot and sensitively performed by two newcomers, director Warwick Thornton injects the grim realism of the story with wry humour.

The film will be introduced by Melbourne-based arts journalist Fiona Gruber who will also lead an informal discussion after the film.

Gruber presents a weekly arts programme on local radio in Melbourne and she recently interviewed the director of Samson and Delilah, Warwick Thornton, an aboriginal who was himself brought up in Alice Springs.

Tickets and further information for all films are available online at, from the Tourist Information Centre in Saffron Walden, or at the Box Office.

Saffron Screen is a not-for-profit, independent cinema operating at Saffron Walden County High School with cinema seating, a full size screen and Dolby Digital surround sound.


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