Moonrise to screen classic tale
Adapted from Craig Silvey’s bestselling Australian novel and featuring a stellar cast including Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie and Aaron McGrath, Jasper Jones is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 living in a small town in Western Australia.
In the dead of night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community.
In an isolated town where secrecy, gossip and tragedy overwhelm the landscape, Charlie faces family breakdown, finds his first love, and discovers what it means be truly courageous.
Tickets for Jasper Jones are on sale now at moonrisecinema.com.au and, if they don’t sell out before, will be available at the ticket office on the night.
Moonrise Cinema is located at the TAFE campus off Dampier Highway and sponsored by the City of Karratha, Woodside Pluto LNG and Rio Tinto. To stay up-to-date with programming make sure you follow Moonrise Cinema on Facebook.
Aaron McGrath, Levi Miller and Angourie Rice in a scene from Jasper Jones the movie, filmed in Pemberton.