23 May, 2019

Join us for a special screening of Ben Russell's 'Good Luck', a bifurcated study of men under pressure. In Serbia, we descend hundreds of metres deep into the earth. The diesel engines chug, stone is drilled and in the distance we hear explosions. It is always night for these copper miners. The tropical sun of the illegal Surinamese gold mine, Kiíki Nëígi, glazes its workers with sweat as they expose their country’s soil.

Binding light and dark, heat and cold, north and south through the close, lived, attention to the physical labour of mining, Russell’s documentary is a portrait of a community formed in contact with rock.


FREE | Unclassified 15+
Presented in partnership with the Queensland Film Festival.

We're BAD | This event is part of BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) 2019, an initiative of Museum of Brisbane.

'Good Luck' film still.  Courtesy Ben Russell

Outer Space acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land where this project takes place, Meanjin, and pays respect to Elders - past, present and emerging. 

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