The first ever Australian feature starring an all-Indigenous cast returns to the big screen, digitally restored by the National Film and Sound Archive.
The groundbreaking 1981 film is a fictionalised account of 48 hours in the lives of the South Australian Aboriginal bands No Fixed Address and Us Mob. It was a collaboration between the bands and director Ned Lander and producer Graeme Isaac, shaped by actual on-the-road experiences.
Described as inspiring, disturbing, entertaining and one of the most positive films made about Aboriginal life, Wrong Side of the Road presented a contemporary view of urban Aboriginal lifestyle, previously unseen on Australian screens.
Wrong Side of the Road recorded the passionate outpouring of their youthful creative energy; it reflected life for these young musicians as they were experiencing it – tough, vibrant and challenging.
“Possesses a rough-edged power and no-holds-barred narrative that combines to make the movie compelling viewing” – Rolling Stone
M. 80 minutes