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Milbi Festival to celebrate David Gulpilil AM

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The David Gulpilil Film Retrospective event is a highlight of the Milbi Festival program for 2021

The David Gulpilil Film Retrospective event is a highlight of the Milbi Festival program for 2021, taking a look back at the works of one of Australia’s greatest actors.

Fittingly, 2021 marks fifty years since audiences first experienced the onscreen talent and charisma of David Gulpilil AM, who has worked on a number of award winning films over this time.

As actor, dancer, storyteller, educator and painter, Yolngu man David Gulpilil’s place in the history of Australian film can’t be overstated.

The films on show during the event include Walkabout, My Name is Gulpilil, Ten Canoes, Storm Boy and The Tracker, all of which tell a very different story.

This film festival will be held over five days, with the opportunity to choose between watching one or all of these incredible films.

Tickets are $10 per movie, or $30 for a five movie pass.

Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the film retrospective event would shine a light on the talent of Mr Gulpilil and give audiences the chance to reflect on his works.

“The film retrospective event is one that I am very much looking forward to, celebrating the incredible work of an inspirational man who achieved so much in the Australian film industry,” Cr Learmonth said

“Mr Gulpilil led the charge to changing the way the Australian screen represents Aboriginal people and their cultural heritage and I encourage everyone to attend at least one of the films and view it through a different lens.”

Session times for the films can be found below:

  • Walkabout -Monday 1 November 10am & Tuesday 2 November 6.30pm
  • My Name is Gulpilil – Sunday 31 October 4pm, Monday 1 November 6.30pm & Thursday 4 November 10am
  • Ten Canoes – Tuesday 2 November 10am
  • Storm Boy – Wednesday 3 November 10am & Thursday 4 November 6.30pm
  • The Tracker – Wednesday 3 November 6.30pm

You can find out more about the event and book tickets here.

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