Movie Club: Celebrating Sydney Filmmakers

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Set against the stunning backdrop of the industrial seaside town of Port Kembla, a feisty and resilient community group have determined to take back the responsibility that most of us leave to someone else - to care for their own dead.

Scattered throughout Tender are stories that cut to the core, revealing why this small band have decided to fight to establish their own not-for-profit funeral service. The group is dedicated to teaching itself how to be as present in death as we have learnt to become in birth. They are not trained or equipped but they are willing to learn, and what they learn they share throughout this film.

'A film about dying that is all about living. Tender, and funny, and deeply moving.'– Andrew Denton

The group is made up of what the filmmaker, Lynette Wallworth, calls 'determined over-achievers. They are not do-gooders but rather just do-ers of a tremendously practical bent - a salt-of-the-earth group who do things that need to be done'. Their commitment becomes even stronger when one of their own members is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Tender is at once a heartbreakingly beautiful and beautifully funny glimpse of an extraordinary community taking on one of the most essential challenges of human life: its end. Their efforts to confront social taboos and claim back an essential part of life are a guide for us all.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

* Please note that online sales for Tender have now closed. Tickets will be available on the day at the door. 

Individual Movies

General $15 Conc/Members $12

When & Where

Sunday 30 August 2015 11AM–1PM

Museum of Sydney

Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000
Museum: 02 9251 5988