THE LAST WAVE
WED 13 DEC, 7PM | Arc Cinema | $10/$8
1977 | PG | 106mins | AUSTRALIA | D: Peter Weir
Richard Chamberlain plays a lawyer defending five Indigenous men accused of a ritual murder. Screening followed by a discussion on Indigenous representation on screen with academic Jeanine Leane.
"The Last Wave is significant as a major film of the 1970s Australian film renaissance, a critically well-received film from a leading director of that period, and also, a marker film in the career of David Gulpilil. At 24, he had been acting in Australian film and television for six years since his debut in Nicholas Roeg’s Walkabout (1971). The Last Wave was a key film in a journey that was to become both his life’s work, and his most important contribution to Australian cinema: to engage in a dialogue with Australian auteurs, audiences and Indigenous people to communicate Aboriginal identity, culture, values and history." - Lisa French, Senses of Cinema
A proof sheet of on-set portraits taken of lead performer David Gulpililn can be seen in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery Nov 11 2017 to March 12 2018.