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Directed by Jeremy Sims

Australia 2015 123 mins.

Rex, a stubborn cab driver, has lived his entire life in the small, outback town of Broken Hill. When he learns he doesn’t have long to live, he sets out for a doctor in Darwin, nearly 2,000 miles away, who is fighting for die-with-dignity legislation and can help him control his fate. But along his epic road trip Rex learns that before you can end your life, you have to live it.  Full of charm, humor, and drama, Sim’s film is “As much about an expiring way of life as the controversial decision of a terminally ill man . . . raises thoughtfully contemporary questions about the nature of mateship, community, and friendship.”—Variety.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.