Early in 2017, legendary Australian actor David Gulpilil was diagnosed with lung cancer. His doctors estimated six months for him but David, being David, was always likely to defy the odds. And he continues to do so with probably his last great work, My Name is Gulpilil. For the first time, it's all Gulpilil, his story, in his words. He takes us boldly on the journey that is his most extraordinary, culture-clashing life.
In this culmination of a series of collaborations with the Adelaide Festival, we celebrate David's life with a one-night-only Gala Screening of his life story, and with a retrospective of some of his most important films. Our association with David began in 2002 when The Tracker, commissioned by Artistic Director Peter Sellars, premiered with accompanying live music score sung by Archie Roach. David also appeared alongside Greg Rowe at the unforgettable Tarntanyangga screening of Storm Boy. The collaboration continued for the next two festivals with Neil Armfield's production of his one-man stage show, Gulpilil, in 2004, and in 2006 with the world's first screening of Ten Canoes.
You are invited to the world premiere of My Name is Gulpilil, commissioned by the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund and presented in partnership with the 2021 Adelaide Festival.
Adult $49 - Theatres will be operating at 50% capacity, with a single empty seat between each patron in a row. Bookings through BASS attract an $8.95 transaction fee.