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Don't Tell (with short Pinky Promise)

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11 Bulcock Street

Caloundra, QLD 4551

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DON'T TELL is screening along with Australian short film PINKY PROMISE

Check the DON'T TELL trailer here.

The true story of a traumatized young woman who sued the Anglican Church over sexual abuse she suffered as a 12-year-old is dramatized in the quietly powerful Australian feature DON'T TELL.

Boasting a knockout performance by Sara West as the damaged-but-undeterred victim, and with excellent contributions from a heavyweight local cast including Jack Thompson, Aden Young and Rachel Griffiths, this first feature by director Tori Garrett. It’s deep compassion and intelligent examination of an especially terrible type of injustice will win the day for many viewers.

DON'T TELL which won the audience award at the Newport Beach Film Festival, is based on the book by Stephen Roche, the lawyer who represented a woman known as Lyndal in the Supreme Court of Toowoomba, Queensland, in 2001.

The case led to the Australian government establishing a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Since 2013, thousands of witnesses have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse in schools, churches and other community organizations.

Played with depth and dignity by Young, Roche is introduced as a reluctant participant in the proceedings. After losing a sex abuse case following the suicide of his client, he’s approached by Lyndal (West), an angry and disturbed 22-year-old. After years of drifting around aimlessly and getting into trouble, she has returned to Toowoomba and wants her day in court — no matter what the cost or outcome.

With West’s magnetic performance and Garrett’s sensitive direction leading the way, the film achieves its crucial goal of turning uncomfortable subject matter into emotionally rewarding viewing.

Director: Tori Garrett

Starring:
Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West, Jacqueline McKenzie, Gyton Grantley, Susie Porter, Martin Sacks, Rachel Griffiths, Robert Taylor

Duration: 108 mins
Classification: M
Country of Origin: Australia

PINKY PROMISE

Can childhood love ever be more than just a memory? PINKY PROMISE is a story of female love and friendship. Elizabeth is a concert pianist who in the midst of a tour discovers that her close childhood friend, who she lost contact with, is living nearby. After attempting to reconnect Elizabeth begins to realise that the love and friendship she thought they had may not have been as real as it is in her memories.

Director: Tam Sainsbury

Starring:
Anna McMahon, Alison Lambole, Libby Glasson, Charlie Kenny, Nicole Sainsbury, Jolie Sainsbury Schenkeveld, Ellie Merrin, Alex Eckardt, Justin Sweetser, Lucy Lambole, Amy Maguire, Luke Buxton

Duration (Short Film): 15 mins
Classification: CTC
Country of Origin: Australia

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