Australia | 136 minutes | R | DCP | Dir. Jennifer Kent
**Trigger Warning: Physical/Sexual Violence
Set in 1825, Claire, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way, she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.
"The power and sheer command of Kent's direction enforced this film's grip on me, along with the fluency and urgency of her storytelling..." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"'The Nightingale' sustains Kent's reputation as a promising talent - a filmmaker who employs familiar tropes to explore some of the darkest impulses of human nature," - Nathaniel Bell, L.A. Weekly
These free screenings are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, and Union members and guests.