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HEART Cinema: My Name Is Gulpilil (M)
7 July 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
“And this story, it’s about me. And no one else can do the life of me, it’s only me. I can do the life about me.” David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu
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 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 to live a life such as he did, a mix of traditional Aboriginal ways and Hollywood excess, and everything in between. It is pure, unmediated and unvarnished David Gulpilil, finally able to say exactly what he wants.
He reminisces about his films, 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. Visited by his sisters, 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 this, birthdays pass and David refuses to die. In this, his final film although it may not be, David Gulpilil shows what a survivor he is, and how he came to be the living legend we know him to be.
This movie is classified as M.
Venue doors and Bar/Kiosk open an hour before the show.
Optional SMS Ticket Fee (per SMS/transaction): $1.00
Telephone/Counter Transaction Fee (per transaction): $2.50
Ticket Re-Print Fee: $1.00
Children under 8 years old cannot attend a screening unaccompanied (regardless of film certification). They should be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or older.
Children under 12 cannot attend a screening unaccompanied after 7pm (regardless of film certification).
NAIDOC Week 2021 will be held from Sunday 4 July to Sunday 11 July.
This is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.