The Legend of Molly Johnson: “The Legend of Molly Johnson” transports viewers to 1893 Australia and is billed by writer, director, and star Leah Purcell as “a narrative of a woman who will go to tremendous measures to defend the ones she loves.” The pregnant mother struggling to survive the harsh Australian outback and defend her children is Molly (Purcell) in the Western thriller. In a brand-new trailer for the picture, she threatens a trespasser: “Cross me and I’ll kill you.”
The summary of the movie suggests that when Molly develops a friendship with Aboriginal fugitive Yadaka (Rob Collins), “secrets regarding her actual identity unfold.” Molly becomes a symbol of feminism and anti-racism as a result of a fatal interaction between the duo and a local police officer.
Purcell, a Goa-Gungarri-Wakka Wakka Murri actor, author, and activist, said when we asked what motivated her to become a filmmaker, “To present First Nations stories, based mostly from my family history, providing heart and soul to otherwise politicalized First Nation concerns.” giving our tales their true voices while keeping a business-focused approach to draw in a wide range of people.
“The Legend of Molly Johnson” hits select theaters and digital platforms August 19.