AFTER putting Swan View on the global cinema map, critically acclaimed film The Xrossing, will return to Kookaburra cinema this weekend by popular demand.
Since taking home awards from the Toronto Independent Film Festival and London Independent Film Awards, The Xrossing recently secured a deal to stream in north America on a variety of platforms including Vudu, Amazon, itunes, Apple TV, Google play and more.
Film writer, director and Swan View local Steven Mihaljevich said he and his team never dreamed the little local film would win awards all around the world.
“People are just really taken with the film, it really is remarkable how far it has come,” he said.
“Now we are in 2022, and the demand to see the film is still strong.
“The responses to the film have been truly amazing, and yet, it still seems that there are still many locals who have not seen the film.
“I would love for every single local to see this movie.”
Shot and edited in Swan View in 2018, The Xrossing is a coming-of-age story that focuses on three boys who harass a reclusive Aboriginal man, Bobby (Kelton Pell).
“It is also encouraging to hear people tell me that the movie seemed to “echo” part of their life, and brought them back, but also helped bring hope and light to certain issues that have been deeply embedded into the local culture for so long,” he said.
“I feel like there was a movie bursting to be made out here, there is so much beauty, but also pain and fragility.”
The film is on this Friday and Saturday at Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema in Mundaring.