Film screening

Monday 3 June

6:00 – 7:30 pm


Please join us for a free screening of the documentary film ‘Love in our own time‘. The Director, Dr Tom Murray, will be in-house for questions and discussion at the conclusion of the film.

Director: Dr Tom Murray

Love in Our Own Time is a documentary on the big things in life: birth, love, and death. Holding a 21st century mirror to who we are, the film follows ordinary Australians, bearing witness to lives beginning and ending, and capturing moments, both simple and sublime, that compose the lives we lead. This is a journey to the heart of what it is to be human, giving us pause to reflect on the lives we lead.

Love in Our Own Time follows an ensemble cast of characters: John, who has just retired and is about to explore the world with his much loved wife, finds out instead that he has terminal cancer and must live out the rest of his life in a few short, sweet months. Kate and Daniel are approaching the other end of life with the birth of their fifth and final child. Meanwhile seventy-five year old Jutta’s life springs into focus as her loving family gathers to hold vigil over her last days. At a nearby birth centre Fiona and Mel are excited at the prospect of meeting their second child, while eighty-something Doug is determined to leave hospital and spend his last days at home with his family. Watching over all of these comings and goings at the hospital is Noelene, to whom life is a ‘very strange’ and interesting business.

Interwoven through these powerful stories and others is a journey to the heart of what it is to be human.

Funded through Australia’s premier cultural filmmaking fund at Screen Australia – Love in Our Own Time is a film that speaks directly to its audience about the nature of life and death. It is a journey to the heart of what it is to be human that gives us all pause to question the lives we lead.

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