Past News at Kluge-Ruhe

Samson & Delilah at Vinegar Hill Theatre • Thursday May 27, 2010

The Kluge-Ruhe Collection will present Samson & Delilah: True Love (2009) at Vinegar Hill Theatre on Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm. The acclaimed feature film was written and directed by Warwick Thornton, a Katej man born and raised in Alice Springs. In 2009, Samson & Delilah won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Samson and Delilah live in an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. Frustrated by boredom, Samson sniffs gasoline (petrol) to escape the cycle of daily life and hopelessness. Violence finally propels Samson into breaking the cycle and his journey begins.

Sixteen year-old Delilah is the sole carer of her artist grandmother, who fancies Samson for her son-in-law. When Nana passes away Delilah is held responsible and the traditional punishment is harsh. Battered and bruised, Delilah is rescued by Samson.

In a stolen car with no food, money or idea where they are headed they head towards the desert horizon. The two teenagers soon discover that life outside the community can be cruel. Though hungry and rejected Samson and Delilah fall in love. It is all they have. It is real.

View the trailer here

Samson & Delilah contains mature themes of violence and drug abuse. It has been rated MA15+.

The film will start promply at 7:00 pm and will be followed by a brief Question and Answer period with Kluge-Ruhe Director and Curator Margo Smith. Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased in advance from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. The Vinegar Hill Theatre box office will open at 6:30 pm on the night of the screening.

For more information call the Kluge-Ruhe Collection at 434 244-0234.