Indigenous film icon David Gulpilil’s story to be told at Bunbury NAIDOC Week movie night

South Western Times
David Gulpilil in My Name is Gulpilil.
Camera IconDavid Gulpilil in My Name is Gulpilil.

A celebration of country and culture will take place at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on Wednesday at the NAIDOC Week movie night.

The free community event will involve a screening of My Name is Gulpilil and will also kick off the the BREC International Film Festival Winter.

A beloved figure of Australian cinema, David Gulpilil features in the intimate documentary celebrating his personal story and creative career.

From his breakthrough performance in the 1971 film Walkabout to his unforgettable roles in The Tracker, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Australia and more, Gulpilil is a household name.

My Name is Gulpilil looks back at David Gulpilil’s extraordinary life.
Camera IconMy Name is Gulpilil looks back at David Gulpilil’s extraordinary life.

Award-winning director Molly Reynolds alternates between the past and present in Gulpilil’s almost 50-year career as he shares the journey of his extraordinary, culture-clashing life.

The actor, dancer, singer, and painter was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017 and given six months to live, but Gulpilil defied those odds to share his story in what could be his last great work.

A welcome to country and the launch of the winter film festival will take place at 5.45pm, with light refreshments from 5pm.

Bookings for the free event are essential via bunburyentertainment. com, or by contacting the box office on 1300 661 272.

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