69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Cavvanbah Room , upstairs at the Byron Community Centre
Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Screening of the acclaimed documentary: Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere (Directed by Dave Jannetta)
Introduced by Poe Ballantine
Orson Welles once said “I don’t think history can possibly be true.” This is surely the case in the dozens of speculative accounts presented in Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere. In 2006, Steven Haataja, a brilliant mathematics professor in the isolated community of Chadron, Nebraska, disappears without a trace. When his body is discovered three months later, the cause of death sends the community reeling with questions, conspiracy theories and misplaced suspicions. As the unusual cast of characters inhabiting the town weighs in on Haataja’s final days, a vortex of esoteric theories, tawdry innuendos and illogical scenarios unravel. Celebrated author Poe Ballantine, whose acclaimed memoir inspired the film, leads us through the maze, offering insights into Chadron and his own life of wanderlust.
Love and Terror had its world premiere at the esteemed Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival earlier this year where it was screened to much acclaim. Don’t miss out on the first opportunity to see it in Australia at this special screening introduced by Poe Ballantine. More information on the film at: www.loveandterrorthemovie.com