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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'Two Aboriginal clans from urban and remote communities live in an apocalyptic world and must decide who will be the new leader for the next 100 year cycle. Spear explores what this means to Indigenous men through dance, physical movement, spoken word, hip hop, traditional song and story.' (Adelaide Film Festival)

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Language: English , Yolngu Matha , Kala Lagaw Ya

Works about this Work

It's No Samson and Delilah' : Stephen Page on the Film Adaptation of Spear Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 13 January 2016;
'Debut feature from artistic director of Bangarra Dance Theatre is an entrancing, enigmatic work that deals with what it means to be an Indigenous Australian.'
Page Turns to Land, People for New Work 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 27 January no. 618 2016; (p. 38)
'Bangarra's artistic director Stephen Page is creating his 23rd work for the dance company this year to celebrate his 25 years in the role...'
From Stage to Screen : Why Australian Cinema Is so in Love with the Theatre Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 10 March 2016;
'Recently there have been more Australian screen adaptations of plays than ever been before – but how much is too much?'
Body Language Tells Story of Two Worlds Jill Sykes , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 January 2016; (p. 18)

— Review of Spear Justin Monjo Stephen Page 2015 single work film/TV
Spear a High Point for Film 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 9 March no. 621 2016; (p. 4)

— Review of Spear Justin Monjo Stephen Page 2015 single work film/TV
'A foot in each world. A heart in none. That's the tagline for Bangarra artistic director Stephen Page's first feature-length film, Spear.'
Stephen Page’s ‘Spear’ Christos Tsiolkas , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 5 March 2016;

— Review of Spear Justin Monjo Stephen Page 2015 single work film/TV
Stephen Page’s feature film debut, Spear, presents an all-too-rare onscreen examination of Aboriginal masculinity.
Aussie Movies Get Some International Love 2015 single work column
— Appears in: NT News , 4 September 2015; (p. 47)
'Aussies are set to dominate at the Toronto International Film Festival this month...'
Armchair Travellers Fiona Purdon , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 November 2015; (p. 16)
Spearheading Culture Belinda Seeney , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 19 November 2015; (p. 52)
'Stephen Page is...rehearsing and restaging one of Bangarra Dance Theatre's earliest productions...'
Spear Dance Film a New Balancing Act Sally Bennett , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 August 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of Spear Justin Monjo Stephen Page 2015 single work film/TV
'A dance that caused controversy on the football field will be celebrated on the big screen when Indigenous film Spear makes its Australian premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival in October...'
Moving Pictures Peter Munro , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 October 2015; (p. 4)

— Review of Spear Justin Monjo Stephen Page 2015 single work film/TV
Spear Review - A Weird, Wonderful Milestone of a Dance Movie 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 19 October 2015;

— Review of Spear Justin Monjo Stephen Page 2015 single work film/TV
'A near-silent contemporary dance movie tracking the troubled history of Indigenous people in Australia and the coming of age of a teenage boy trying to make sense of it all?'
Bets Pay Off Penelope Debelle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 May 2014; (p. 33)
Spear Dance Film a New Balancing Act Sally Bennett , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 August 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of Spear Justin Monjo Stephen Page 2015 single work film/TV
'A dance that caused controversy on the football field will be celebrated on the big screen when Indigenous film Spear makes its Australian premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival in October...'
Moving Pictures Peter Munro , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 October 2015; (p. 4)

— Review of Spear Justin Monjo Stephen Page 2015 single work film/TV
Spear Review - A Weird, Wonderful Milestone of a Dance Movie 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 19 October 2015;

— Review of Spear Justin Monjo Stephen Page 2015 single work film/TV
'A near-silent contemporary dance movie tracking the troubled history of Indigenous people in Australia and the coming of age of a teenage boy trying to make sense of it all?'
Body Language Tells Story of Two Worlds Jill Sykes , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 January 2016; (p. 18)

— Review of Spear Justin Monjo Stephen Page 2015 single work film/TV
Spear a High Point for Film 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 9 March no. 621 2016; (p. 4)

— Review of Spear Justin Monjo Stephen Page 2015 single work film/TV
'A foot in each world. A heart in none. That's the tagline for Bangarra artistic director Stephen Page's first feature-length film, Spear.'
Stephen Page’s ‘Spear’ Christos Tsiolkas , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 5 March 2016;

— Review of Spear Justin Monjo Stephen Page 2015 single work film/TV
Stephen Page’s feature film debut, Spear, presents an all-too-rare onscreen examination of Aboriginal masculinity.
Bets Pay Off Penelope Debelle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 May 2014; (p. 33)
Aussie Movies Get Some International Love 2015 single work column
— Appears in: NT News , 4 September 2015; (p. 47)
'Aussies are set to dominate at the Toronto International Film Festival this month...'
Armchair Travellers Fiona Purdon , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 November 2015; (p. 16)
Spearheading Culture Belinda Seeney , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 19 November 2015; (p. 52)
'Stephen Page is...rehearsing and restaging one of Bangarra Dance Theatre's earliest productions...'
It's No Samson and Delilah' : Stephen Page on the Film Adaptation of Spear Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 13 January 2016;
'Debut feature from artistic director of Bangarra Dance Theatre is an entrancing, enigmatic work that deals with what it means to be an Indigenous Australian.'
Page Turns to Land, People for New Work 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 27 January no. 618 2016; (p. 38)
'Bangarra's artistic director Stephen Page is creating his 23rd work for the dance company this year to celebrate his 25 years in the role...'
From Stage to Screen : Why Australian Cinema Is so in Love with the Theatre Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 10 March 2016;
'Recently there have been more Australian screen adaptations of plays than ever been before – but how much is too much?'
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