Movie Review Club Pick
The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

The Drover's Wife:
The Legend of Molly Johnson

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson
Session Times

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson (MA15+)

The debut feature film from Leah Purcell, The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson is inspired by the Henry Lawson poem. A magnificent Australian feature film with striking scenery and superb performances.

Molly Johnson’s husband is away droving cattle, leaving her alone to care for their four children at their remote Snowy Mountains homestead. Despite being heavily pregnant, Molly keeps various threats, from nature and other people, at bay. But when Yadaka, an Aboriginal man on the run from white law enforcement, intrudes on the sanctuary she has carved out, the brutal hardships and secrets that have followed them both throughout their lives must be confronted.

“Powerhouse performance”The Guardian
Leah Purcell
Drama | History

Strong violence
108 mins
[CC] Closed Caption available
Listening assistive headsets available


#Movie Review Club

On the fourth Wednesday of each month, HOTA Cinema hosts a Movie Review Club. Meet like-minded people and discuss the selected film with a forum of academics. Simply see the listed film ahead of time and join us on the day for an interactive discussion. It’s FREE to join the club! 

Film to be reviewed:
The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson (MA15+)
When: Wed 25 May 2022, 10.30am
Where: Panorama Room
Cost: Free!

HOTA proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.