A distraught nun (Cate Blanchett) holds an unconscious Indigenous boy who has bloody bandages on both hands.

About The New Boy

In 1940s Australia, the religiously feverish Sister Eileen (a mesmerising Cate Blanchett) presides over indigenous boys deliberately orphaned by the authorities. The arrival of a ‘new boy’ unsettles the monastery, but enlivens Sister Eileen’s fervour for Christ to be his guide.

Aswan Reid is magnetic as the titular new boy, in a performance that rivals his acclaimed co-stars and heralds a stunning new screen talent.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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