The trailer for Jasper Jones, the adaptation of Craig Silvey’s iconic novel by director Rachel Perkins and Snowtown writer Shaun Grant, starts and finishes with lead character, teenager Charlie Bucktin, quoting Mark Twain: "Courage is resistance to fear, not absence of fear." In between, we get a closer look at this haunting coming-of-age story and murder mystery, set in a time and place where racism was the norm.
Starring Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie and Aaron McGrath, Jasper Jones follows Charlie, a bookish boy of 14 living in a small town in Western Australia. One night, local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones appears at Charlie's window and the pair embark on a journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community.
Jasper Jones opened in Australian cinemas on March 2, 2017 and will be on SBS this Saturday, 28 September, 2019 at 8.30pm.
Watch 'Jasper Jones'
SBS Saturday 28 September 8.30pm
SBS On Demand after broadcast
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Director: Rachel Perkins
Starring: Aaron L. McGrath, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Matthew Nable, Daniel Wyllie, Myles Pollard, Susan Prior, Wilson Moore, Ferdinand Hoang
What's it about?
Based on the best-selling novel, /Jasper Jones/ is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a young bookish boy living in a small town. One night, local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones appears at Charlie’s window and the pair embark on a journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community.