Late Night Shorts Program

Across Thursday, Friday and Saturday night in the Totem Theatre, Something Somewhere will showcase short films from the last half century.

Including classics, cult favourites and a shiny new premiere, all films have their roots planted deeply in Alice Springs – in fact most were made in this very town.

Thursday night is free; Friday and Saturday is $5 at the door.
Starting from 10pm.

Thursday 5th May

The Back of Beyond

66 mins | 1954
Directed by John Heyer

The award-winning Australian documentary produced and directed by John Heyer.

In terms of breadth of distribution, awards garnered, and critical response, it is Heyer’s most successful film. It is also, arguably, Australia’s most successful documentary: in 2006 it was included in a book titled 100 Greatest Films of Australian Cinema, with Bill Caske writing that it is “perhaps our [Australia’s] national cinema’s most well known best kept secret”


Friday 6th May


30 mins | 2016
Directed by Christopher Fitzpatrick

Tracing through hip hop, athletics, parties and rehab, this is 24 year old Arlun McCormack’s story of hope and perseverance.

Thanks to CAAMA and NITV.

Big Name No Blanket

57 mins | 2013
Directed by Steven McGregor

In the 1980s, George Rrurrambu, front man of the Warumpi Band, embraced rock and roll, reggae and traditional culture to make public a new bush politics that awakened Australia to a third world in its own backyard.

Revered as the ‘black Mick Jagger’. George Rrurrambu died a rock and roll legend in 2007 and there is no other quite like him. For the first time, this is his story.


Saturday 7th May

Destiny in Alice

27 mins | 2007
Directed by Sonja Dare

In the heart of central Australia, the town of Alice Springs has become something of a haven for Lesbians – a place where black and white women mix and mingle, confronting the challenges of loving across racial and cultural gaps.

Destiny Attenborough guides us through the habitat and customs of the women who love women in Alice Springs.

How Do We Get to Space?

27 mins | 2014
Directed by Chynna Campbell

Out of the Pilbara desert in Western Australia, an unlikely group of 11-year olds create the world’s first Aboriginal interactive comic book, NEOMAD. How do we get to Space? captures the arguments, pranks, computer wizardry, and the grand fantastical vision as the young artists battle to create themselves as the heroes of their own epic sci-fi adventure – Meet the real Love Punks and Satellite Sisters from Roebourne!