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06/08/2022 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)

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Adult 58 remaining
$10.00 + $1*

*123 Tix booking fee

** Plus 1.47% Credit Card payment fee - calculated at checkout

WPCC - Smokescreen
Western Plains Cultural Centre
76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo NSW, Australia
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Taking place at in the Drama Room at the WPCC, Smokescreen brings Dubbo residents the opportunity to witness iconic and influential films from the history of cinema.

The theme for 2022 is ‘The River’. These are films in which a river plays an important part in the telling of the story. Whether living on its edges or as a means of transport to trade with others, rivers are a symbol of connection. From creation myths and religious rituals they are metaphors for the flow of life. Rivers are agents of transformation.

​See all 11 films for $70 by purchasing a Season Pass, this includes a complimentary standard drink at the Establishment Bar Dubbo following each of the films.

The Establishment is an 18+ Venue only, please check each film for the Classification.

Wild River - 1960 - Elia Kazan

Wild River embraces some of cinema’s master-themes: the confrontation of the old and the new, and the sociological-moral concerns.

A Tennessee Valley Authority bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her. It is a battle of wills between government authority and generations-old land owners, and their reaction to the destruction of their land.

If Wild River was an essay, its central topic would fall under “the general heading of progress”. But the film shows us there is no such thing as progress in general: there is only, in each case and circumstance, the particular problem, the isolated breakthrough, and the irretrievable loss.

But is the new necessarily superior, is the old necessarily bad? In this collision of the old and the new, Kazan spins the situation around, to keep viewing it from a fresh angle, and the transition between them is complex and uneasy.  

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick and Jo Van Fleet

Terms & Conditions


Tickets are non-refundable and must be presented upon entry.

Tickets include a complimentary standard drink at the Establishment following the film on presentation of your drink coupon. This is valid for the night of the film only and cannot be redeemed at any other point.

It is the responsibility of the attendees to check the classification of the film and adhere to the recommendations by the Australian Classification Board regarding age and suitability of the content.

The right of admission is reserved. The Western Plains Cultural Centre reserves the right to refuse entry to, or remove from the venue - any persons causing a disturbance, partaking in an activity not allowed in the venue (smoking etc.), conducting any illegal activity or refusing to comply with reasonable requests from management.

The Establishment Bar Dubbo is an 18+ venue, any attendees under the age of 18 forfeit their drink voucher.

Any personal information provided on arrival at WPCC is protected under the privacy and personal information protection act, 1998 (PIPA).

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