Around the Block
Movie Details

Around the Block

August 1, 2014 | 1h 44m

Genre

Drama

Director

Sarah Spillane

Cast

Christina Ricci, Hunter Page-Lochard, Jack Thompson, Damian Walshe-Howling, Ruby Rose, Mark Coles Smith, Daniel Henshall, Trevor Jamieson, Madeleine Madden, Matt Nable, Ursula Yovich, Andrea Demetriades

Producer

Brian Rosen, Su Armstrong, Jack Thompson, Gary Hamilton

Writer

Sarah Spillane

Synopsis

American Dino Chalmers is an edgy and charismatic drama teacher with a passion for Shakespeare. When the opportunity arises for her to work at a school in inner Sydney, she embraces the chance to introduce the magical world of theatre as an alternative to life on the tough streets of Redfern, Sydney, Australia. She develops a relationship with Liam, a sixteen-year-old urban Aboriginal boy who lives 'around the block' in Redfern. As well as presenting Liam with an alternative to life on the tough streets of Redfern, Chalmers' American idealism becomes a counterpoint for racial tensions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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