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Geraldine Doog ue invites six people to dinner to
explore arg uments for and ag ainst same sex mar-
riage in Australia ...
On July 2, Compass featured the stories of thre e
same sex couples who would dearly like to g et
married - if only they could. This week we hear
a rang e of different views on this issue : Anglican
Bishop The Right Reverend Robert Forsyth, Bap -
tist minister R everend Nathan Nettleton, Catho -
lic Jesuit priest Father Frank Brennan, Professor
Dennis Altman, broadcaster Julie McCrossin and
dad Geoff Thomas.
In a lively and robust dinner discussion with Ger-
aldine Doog ue each makes their case, and arg ues
the pros and cons of allowing same sex couples to
marr y in Australia.
Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel gets a rework-
ing in this film by director Car y Fukunag a who’s
probably best known for his cinematography
work on The Chinatown Project. Whilst Fuku-
naga may not be the first name that spring s to
mind when it comes to 19th centur y chick lit, he
nonetheless has a g reat grasp of the themes that
drive Jane Eyre.
Cast as our heroine and hero are Mia Wasikowska
(Alice in Wonderl and) and Michael Fassbender
(Inglourious Basterds) – both deliver well round-
ed performances as Jane and Mr Rochester re-
spectively ; and the stirrings of their g reat passion
is definitely believable. Wasikowska is par ticular-
ly adept at portraying the resilience of Jane’s char-
acter. Isolated on Rochester ’s cold-old estate, Jane
yearns for more. S o it is no surprise when her in-
telligence and curiosity cause her to delve into the
secrets of the old house and Rochester himself...
Fukunag a’s eye for cinematog raphy has deliv-
ered a sumptuous looking film whilst offering a
restrained hand when it comes to dire ction. The
result is an instant classic of an old favourite.
In the first of a two -part series examining the issue of
same sex marriage, Compass meets three couples who
would dearly like to get married – if only they could...
Ever y day of e ver y year somewhere, sometime, some-
one is getting married. This timeless ritual is a cel-
ebration of the leg ally binding union of a man
and a woman to the exclusion of all others. But in
Australia not ever y loving couple has the right to
marr y. What does this mean for them? How does
it play out in their lives? And with all the rights
now afforded to same sex couples, why do they
even want to g et married? Compass finds out by
spending time with thre e ver y different couples at
home, at work and with their families.
Director: Cary Fukunaga
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jamie Bell, Michael Fassbender.
State of the Union
Screening: Sunday, July 2 on ABC1
Marriage Right Vs Rite
Screening: Sunday, July 10 on ABC1
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