Rating: MA15+ 91′ Strong coarse language
Cast: Daniel Henshall, Toby Wallace, Gillian Jones
Director: Thomas M. Wright
Join us for a special Q&A screening with director Thomas M. Wright & Robert Connolly
Thursday May 9, 7pm
Drawing on Erik Jensen’s award-winning biography Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen, actor and theatre director Thomas M Wright’s feature debut is an expertly crafted portrayal of the complex artist.
In 2008, Cullen invited Jensen to stay in his spare room and write his biography. What followed was a four-year relationship, both violent and tender, honest and suffocating. Daniel Henshall and Toby Wallace deliver remarkable lead performances as the troubled Archibald-winning artist and the 19-year-old journalist.
Shooting in the Blue Mountains where Cullen was based, Acute Misfortune spins Jensen’s award-winning book into a subtle, striking tale of two wildly different men. Making his debut as a feature film filmmaker, theatre director and actor Thomas M Wright delivers a portrait of the writer and of the artist as a troubled and troubling man. With remarkable access – Daniel Henshall wears Cullen’s actual clothing as he fully inhabits the role, and the artworks that appear onscreen are the real deal