ComingSoon.net is giving away 6 pairs of tickets to a New York screening of The Snowtown Murders, Justin Kurzel’s Grand Jury Prize winner at Cannes last year, on February 29 at the IFC Center.
Based on horrifying crimes discovered in Snowtown, Australia in 1999, The Snowtown Murders is Kurzel’s directorial debut, a stark journey into a brutal subculture of suspicion, addiction and violence. The film follows Elizabeth Harvey (Louise Harris), a mother raising her three boys in a poor suburb. After her latest boyfriend displays pedophilic tendencies, she takes up with a new man, hoping for security but instead welcoming an even more vicious predator into her home. John Bunting (Daniel Henshall) is the moral compass of a self-appointed neighborhood watch who, fueled by cigarettes and beer, cast judgments on those living around them. Bunting enlists his crew in acts of sadistic vigilantism on those he considers deviants, and in the process takes Elizabeth’s son Jamie (Lucas Pittaway) under his wing. The Snowtown Murders is an uncompromising film focused on the relationship between vulnerable teenager and a father figure who is revealed to be the worst kind of bully.
For your chance to receive tickets, send an e-mail to SnowtownMurdersRSVP@gmail.com with your name and you will be contacted if you are one of the six people!