| Biography, Crime, Drama
Jimmie Blacksmith, the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father, falls victim to much racist abuse after marrying a white woman, and goes on a killing spree and finds himself on the run in the aftermath.
This film was nominated in every feature category in the 1978 Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards except Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The nominations included noms for Best ... Film, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Sound, Editing, Costume Design, Cinematography, Music Score and Production Design. The film though only came away winning 3 AFI Awards (Best Actress - Angela Punch McGregor, Best Supporting Actor - Ray Barrett and Best Music Score - Bruce Smeaton) in a year dominated by the film Newsfront (1978) which won 8 AFI Awards from 15 nominations. Angela Punch McGregor, winning Best Actress for this film, also won the AFI Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Newsfront (1978) in this same year.
You can't say we haven't given you anything. We've introduced you to alcohol, religion.
Jimmie Blacksmith: Religion.
McCready: Influenza, measles, syphilis. School.
Jimmie Blacksmith: School.
McCready: A whole host of improvements.