Genius or crank? Rosaleen Norton shocked 1950's Australia with her kinky sex life and occult paintings, but today her work seems strangely prophetic.
An erotic tale of power and persecution
In 1950’s Sydney, radical artist Rosaleen Norton hits the headlines with allegations of satanic rituals, unexplained murders and sex orgies. Eventually the relentless scandals lead to the downfall of her famous high society lover. Told "in her own words", the film weaves stylized drama, dance, archive, interviews and showcases never before seen artworks and scrapbooks. The Witch of Kings Cross is the story of a fearless woman outlaw railing against fearful conservative forces. In today’s new wave of feminism, Rosaleen’s story has never been more pertinent.