My Name is Gulpilil

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My Name is Gulpilil

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 18 June - 20 June 2021
Category Cinema Screening

ABCG Film
MY NAME IS GULPILIL
Produced and Filmed on Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Andyamathana Lands

In what is very likely his final film, the great Australian actor David Gulpilil faces his own mortality: he is dying of lung cancer.

Holding the camera figuratively in the palm of his hand, David performs directly for whoever might be out there in the future looking at him, to what is for him his final audience. He talks about what it is to stare down death, and what it was to live a life such as he did, a dizzying mix of traditional Aboriginal ways and modern Hollywood excess, and everything in between. It is pure, unmediated and unvarnished David Gulpilil, finally able to say in a film exactly what he wants to say.

He reminisces about his films, and his fame, and the effects of both on a tribal boy from Arnhem Land. He talks about acting, and how his dancing in his own culture is really the basis of what made him famous. And now he looks toward going home, to his own funeral, the specifications of which he’s very particular about. Visited by his sisters, including his twin Mary, they plan for his passing.

But life interferes with David’s march towards his personal end…in his words, “I should have been dead long time ago!” Despite the diagnoses and the prognostications of finality, birthdays pass and David resolutely refuses to die. In this, his final film although it may not be, the great Australian actor David Gulpilil shows what a survivor he is, and how he came to be the living legend we know him to be.

Accessible Screenings
The Friday 18 June 2021 7pm screening will be Audio Described  and contain Open Captions 
TheSunday 20 June 2021 5:30pm screening will be Audio Described 

Classification
M – Mature themes, violence and coarse language

Country of Origin
Australia

Language
English and Yolngu with English subtitles


Please Note:

Tickets to this event are sold to 100% of capacity. All Riverside patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines, allowing patrons to be seated alongside each other. NSW Health strongly recommends you wear a mask when you are inside places where it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.

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Duration

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Ticket Prices

RIVERSIDE MEMBERS
Adults
$12
Concession $9
30 & Under $9
NON-MEMBERS
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$15
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30 & Under $12

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