Around the Block

Synopsis: "AROUND THE BLOCK" is about breaking family and cultural cycles for a hopeful future. A contemporary story of love, revenge, and triumph, an Aboriginal boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of acting and the disintegration of his family. Meanwhile his high school drama teacher must practice what she teaches if she is to succeed in her personal and professional life.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Sarah Spillane
Production: Random Media
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IMDB:
5.3
Rotten Tomatoes:
63%
NOT RATED
Year:
2013
104 min
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You're the teacher,

remember.

What brings you to Redfern?

Fianc.

Half your luck.

Oh, shit.

Hey, Uncle Rex.

I'm Dino Chalmers,

teaching English and drama.

Thanks.

What happened to you?

The cops raided the Block

again last night.

Hey, bro.

You got a stick, bro?

Mm-hmm.

Hey, boys, teacher!

Let's split, boys.

Let's go!

CHALMERS:
Who is that boy?

Liam Wood.

He and the others are supposed

to be in this class,

but they never come.

(Bell ringing)

CHALMERS:
Dancing boy.

I saw you dancing

at Newtown yesterday.

Right?

You missed

my class today.

Not cool.

Bring it to class tomorrow.

A bunch of books

arrived for you.

I'll get those out

of your way.

Doesn't bother me.

I must say, though,

interesting choice for a play.

England's most celebrated

playwright.

Don't you just

love Hamlet?

You do realize over 70%

of the students

In this school are indigenous,

Maori and Pacific Islanders?

I'm aware of the student

population, yes.

And the other 30%

are Lebanese,

Vietnamese, oh,

and Caucasian.

It's in the curriculum.

So is Captain Cook.

MALE REPORTER:
(On TV) Last

night's raid in the notorious

Everleigh Street in Redfern

has resulted in three arrests.

Violent resistance is said

to have taken place

As police vehicles

entered the area

Known by locals

as the Block.

Two policemen are also being

questioned over the incident.

Did ya hear that?

Mm.

FEMALE REPORTER:
(On TV)

To sport, the Manly Sea Eagles

Continued their winning

streak, defeat...

STEVE:
Bullshit.

Are we going?

Get Liam, will ya?

Liam!

Jeez, look at your eye.

Said I'm a night owl

Flying above the city

after lights out

'Cause my thoughts

are clearest

When the noise dies down

So while you sleep

I'm up late

Working on my escape plan

So take my hand 'cause

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