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Gurrumul – 4PM

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:36 pm



Screening: Sunday, February 24, 4:00 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie


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Written and Directed by: Paul Damien Williams
With: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Mark Grose, Michael Hohnen and Sting
Documentary, PG, 96 min. Language: English and Yolngu Matha with subtitles (Australia)


“A heartfelt, affectionate and admiring celebration of Yunupingu’s success completely on his own terms, it’s not a cinematic eulogy but rather a rare and haunting glimpse at one of the country’s most significant music talents.” – Sarah Ward, Concrete Playground


“Expertly combining performance, tour, media and behind-the-scenes footage, it’s a portrait that lives up to the musician at its centre, and one that’s as affecting as Yunupingu’s haunting songs.” – Sarah Ward,


“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 Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)


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.


Awards: 2 Wins, 5 Nominations

Winner, Best Documentary Feature Film, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2018
Nominee, Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, 2018
Winner, Best Sound for a Documentary, Australian Screen Sound Guild, 2018




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February 24
4:00 pm - 5:36 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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