My Name is Gulpilil
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My Name is Gulpilil

Sat Apr 24 6:30 PM
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CHEC Theatre
Assisted Listening
100 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 15+
100 Mins
Sublime, humane, unforgettable film.”– The Guardian ★★★★★

Molly Reynolds’ My Name Is Gulpilil expertly canvases the life, the work, the adventures and misadventures of Australia’s most famous Indigenous screen icon, David Gulpilil. 

Gulpilil started acting, performing, and dancing when there was no definable Australian film industry, working on countless films that have helped shape how Australia was perceived by international movie audiences.

From his international debut in 1971’s Walkabout, to hanging out with Dennis Hopper on the set with Mad Dog Morgan, Gulpilil was integral to Australian screen history for decades in Crocodile Dundee, and films including Storm Boy, Rabbit Proof FenceThe Proposition and Molly Reynolds’ Another Country among many more

His three feature collaborations with Rolf de Heer were internationally celebrated - The Tracker premiered at Venice, Ten Canoes won the Cannes Film Festival’s coveted Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize and most recently, Charlie’s Country, for which Gulpilil was awarded Best Actor, Un Certain Regard, an award only given a handful of times in the event’s history.

Diagnosed with lung cancer and given six months to live back in 2017, Gulpilil has defied the odds, and discusses his mortality, the celebration of life, his history and culture in My Name is Gulpilil, with Reynolds’ critically acclaimed documentary painting a vivid, three-dimensional portrait of Australia’s most iconic Indigenous actor.

The film’s Director Molly Reynolds and Producer Rolf de Heer are guests of the festival and will be attending both screenings for an audience Q&A, following the film. 

CHEC Theatre

363 Hogbin Drive Coffs Harbour , NSW, 2450