Recorded 8 February 2021
Primal Screen: Re-examining The Witch Of Kings Cross With Sonia Bible
Stories of controversial Sydney artist Rosaleen Norton, and allegations of satanic rituals, obscene art and sex orgies, filled tabloid magazines in the 1950's. Director Sonia Bible came across these stories while researching for another project, and she says the tales of Rosaleen kept “haunting” her and so she had to make a film. The Witch of Kings Cross is a representation of Norton's life, told through her own words, that weaves stylised drama and erotic dances with her artworks, diary entries and scrapbooks.