18 June 2018
6.30pm Note: this is an allocated seating event
GURRUMUL - Monday 18thJune 2018
Directed by Paul Damian Williams
Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he found purpose and meaning through songs and music inspired by his community and country on Elcho Island in far North East Arnhem Land. Living a traditional Yolngu life, his breakthrough album 'Gurrumul' brought him to a crossroads as audiences and artists around the world began to embrace his music. GURRUMUL is a portrait of an artist on the brink of global reverence, and the struggles he and those closest to him faced in balancing that which mattered most to him and keeping the show on the road.
“Moving, mesmerising and genuinely from the heart, the extraordinary new Australian documentary holds a mirror to the unique life and music of the late indigenous singer-songwriter Gurrumul Yunupingu.” – Leigh Paasch – Herald Sun
“For Gurrumul fans, the film is obviously a must-see. For those unfamiliar, or vaguely familiar with his work, it's an even greater treat: they will be entertained, enthralled, perhaps in some small way changed.” – Luke Buchmaster, The Guardian
“Absolutely answers many questions, while finding it tricky to get into the mind of the man himself ... Revelatory scenes of the creation of Gurrumul and Hohnen's fourth and final studio album, Djarimirri, which was a truly unique, bold and risky venture.”- CJ Johnson, ABC Radio
Eight incredible short films from the 2017 Noosa International Film Festival are screening on Sunday 24 June at 3:30pm at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas. Take advantage of a special deal on tickets to NIFF 2018, available exclusively at this screening. After the screening, meet the festival organisers for sunset drinks and nibbles on the Terrace. Your first drink is on us! Tickets are on sale now for only $25 at www.niff.com.au
Don't miss The Bookshop and Tea with the Dames, now on at Noosa 5. Check the website for all details.
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Wednesday screening times are 10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm and 7:15pm. Monday screening time is 6:30pm only. Please give yourself plenty of time to park and buy your choc tops!
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