The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
Release Date: Jun 21, 1978 Wide
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 130
Based on a novel by Thomas Keneally, which was in turn inspired by actual events, this drama is a shocking indictment of the racism inflicted on the indigenous people of Australia. Jimmie (Tommy Lewis) is a half-white, half-aborigine young man raised by a Methodist minister. Feeling outcast among the aborigines, Jimmie moves to the city and gets a job working for a white family. When a white serving girl at the estate becomes pregnant, everyone is convinced that Jimmie is the father; to spare
Jun 21, 1978 Wide
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Schepisi directs with an immediate energy and crisp cutting that reminded me of films like The Harder They Come (1972).
A powerful and confronting story: one of the most significant films of the 1970s film renaissance in Australia
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