GURRUMUL – SYDNEY PREMIERE + ON STAGE GUESTS IN TRIBUTE

Rating: PG
Length: 97 mins
Cast:
Mark Grose, Michael Hohnen, Sting

SPECIAL PREVIEW TRIBUTE SCREENING AND STAGE PRESENTATION FOR GURRUMUL

Join Director Paul Williams, Gurrumul’s musical collaborator and producer Michael Hohnen, his brother Jonathan Yunupingu and Sarah Blasko at this special screening. Following the film there will be an conversation about Gurrumul’s life, music and legacy. The event will also feature a brief musical tribute by Jonathan, Michael & Sarah, who will perform material from Gurrumul’s new album ‘Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)’.

$1.00 from every ticket sold for this event will be donated to the Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation.
For more information: http://www.gurrumulfoundation.org.au/

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.

***** “A magnificent celebration of life and voice” OUT IN PERTH

**** 1/2 “Beautiful, raw and intimate… Remarkable film” Simon Collins, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

**** 1/2 “A moving musical celebration… that champions racial harmony and cultural diversity” SUNDAY TIME (PERTH)

**** 1/2 “A stirring, intimate doco… Gurrumul is incredibly uplifting, a rare glimpse into a culturally rich, family-strong, thriving community few of us will ever witness first-hand” SUBIACO POST

**** “A rich, dense, stirring and soulful work…” THE GUARDIAN

“A striking portrait of an enigmatic and impressive Australian musical talent” THE IRIS

“Profound and transporting” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Official Trailer