In 1950s Sydney, bohemian artist Rosaleen Norton hits the headlines with allegations of satanic rituals, obscene art and sex orgies. Eventually the relentless scandals lead to the downfall of her famous high society lover. Told ‘in her own words’, this documentary weaves stylized drama and erotic dancers with rare, never before seen artworks, diaries and scrapbooks.
The Witch of Kings Cross is a fascinating portrait of a woman who should surely be more widely known than she seems to be (programmers’ note – forgive us if we were just ignorant). One can’t help but think in these increasingly constricting times, that Rosaleen Norton’s witchcraft is ripe for a revival.