Graffiti Elsewhere: "Gurrumul" (2018) and "Breath" (2018) Reviews

Graffiti Elsewhere: "Gurrumul" (2018) and "Breath" (2018) Reviews

Each month, for those Graffiti readers unsure of where else they can find my reviews, I'll be collecting them into a single post. This is so that you can catch up without having to scroll through a series of "Friday Night Lights" appreciation tweets and #OneHeatMinute episode notifications to find where else I've been published.

 Once in a generation artist 

Once in a generation artist 

Gurrumul film review: a transformative documentary about a brilliant musician - Originally published on Flicks.com.au

Geoffrey ‘Gurrumul’ Yunupingu passed away on July 25, 2017. Three days before his death he approved the final cut of this documentary about his life, the Yolngu people granting the filmmakers special permission for the use of his image and name (despite their tradition to retire the use of their people’s names in death). Seeing this film makes you deeply grateful that we can continue to celebrate this once-in-a-generation artist. 

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Breath film review: a spiritual surfer movie that drips with authenticity - Originally published on Flicks.com.au

Simon Baker (from T.V’s The Mentalist and L.A. Confidential) charges into the director’s chair with dramatic intensity and confidence, adapting Tim Winton 70s coming of age novel Breath. Set in an isolated coastal town in Australia, two ‘grommets’ (novice surfers) Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie (Ben Spence) are drawn to the waves. As they embrace the chase and challenge a mysterious, battle-hardened, big wave master Sando (Baker) takes them under his wing and pushes them beyond their limits. 

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