Australian screen legend Eric Bana, in his first Australian movie since Romulus, My Father (2007), plays the lead role of Aaron Falk in the film adaptation of Jane Harper's award-winning debut novel THE DRY.
After an absence of 20 years, Aaron Falk (Bana) returns to his hometown to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life. A victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought.
Aaron reluctantly agrees to investigate the crime to see whether it was more than just a murder-suicide. When the investigation opens an old wound he finds himself pitted against the prejudice and pent up rage of a terrified community.
The film is directed by Robert Connolly from a script he has co-written with Harry Cripps (co-writer with Tim Minchin).
NYE preview screening with music from Marley Wynn
Marley Wynn is the musical alter ego of omnipresent WA musical identity Adrian Hoffmann who has served a lengthy rock n’ roll apprenticeship: From fronting acclaimed Perth alt-rockers The Morning Night, singing and playing guitar for The Triffids, to playing guitar for Steve Kilbey of The Church and Davey Lane of YouAm I, Marley Wynn’s musical credentials are exemplary.
Wynn teamed up with Ricky Maymi (The Brian Jonestown Massacre) for the first Marley Wynn album, 2017’s2 5 Bruised Boysenberry Avenue, a release that saw the music venture in a jazzy blues direction.
The new Marley Wynn LP that will be released in 2021 evokes sounds of the great Australian songbook, with his trademark jangle-pop guitar, hypnotic melodies, and with the all classic pop-sensibilities of The Beatles, Tom Petty, and The Byrds.