Acute Misfortune - Q&A Screening

Thursday, May 16 at 8:30PM followed by Q&A with Writer/Director Thomas M. Wright, Erik Jensen and cast members. 

Acute Misfortune is the award-winning adaption of Erik Jensen’s biography of Adam Cullen, taking place in Sydney and the Blue Mountains between 2008 to 2012. Erik Jensen was an ambitious nineteen-year-old journalist at The Sydney Morning Herald when he was commissioned to write a profile of the painter Adam Cullen, who at forty-two was the subject of a career retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. After reading the article, Cullen invited Jensen to write his biography for Thames and Hudson.

Acute Misfortune is the story of the biographer and his subject, told inside the years Jensen spent on and off with the painter. 

Acute Misfortune is not a traditional film biography of an artist, but a questioning of that biography and of the circumstances that led to its writing. It is a closely researched film that reveals an iconic artist and an acclaimed journalist in unsparing detail. It is a film about theft and the commerce of theft, the instability of lies and the consequences of a flawed contract; and about coming through a relationship to find meaning in its wake.

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Acute Misfortune

MA15+ Drama

The film adaptation of Erik Jensen's award-winning biography of Adam Cullen is the story of the biographer and his subject, as it descends into a dependent and abusive relationship.

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