NAIDOC Movie Night - My Name is Gulpilil | BREC


Run Time 101 minutes no interval
Price FREE
Presented By BREC

This is a free event, but bookings are essential.

07 July 2021
5:00 pm

Join us for NAIDOC Movie Night as we celebrate culture and Country with a special screening of My Name is Gulpilil.

David Gulpilil is an iconic figure of Australian cinema and has been for fifty years. In this intimate new documentary, the actor, dancer, singer and painter – and now producer – generously shares the journey that is his most extraordinary, culture-clashing life.

His mesmerising, electrifying presence has leapt off the big screen and changed Australian screen representation forever. The only actor to appear in both of the two highest grossing Australian films of all time, Crocodile Dundee (1986) and Australia (2008), Gulpilil is known throughout the world for his unforgettable performances – from his breakthrough in Walkabout (1971) to films including Storm Boy (1976), Mad Dog Morgan (1976), Rabbit Proof Fence (2002), and his Cannes Best Actor award winning role in Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country (2013).

Early in 2017, 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.

This free community event will kick off at 5.00pm with complimentary refreshments in the Sky Bar.

5.30pm Cinema doors open.

5.45pm Welcome to Country, the official opening of the BREC International Film Festival – Winter 2021 and this special screening of My Name is Gulpilil.

This is a FREE event, but bookings are essential.

Please note

  If you experience any difficulties booking tickets, please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272. Our Box Office is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

  BREC is required to maintain a mandatory contact register for all patrons over the age of 16 attending the Centre. You can scan the QR code or fill in the physical form upon arrival.

  We continue to encourage online bookings and contactless payments at the bar. The Centre has increased hygiene measures and will observe required COVID restrictions.

““I’m an actor, I’m a dancer, I’m a singer
and also, a painter…
This film is about me.
This is my story of my story.”

David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu