Set in the windswept Coorong wetlands of South Australia, this enduring children’s classic touches on some series themes, race relations, the environment, and family breakdown, but seamlessly waves them into this heartfelt tale of a boy and his pelican, Mr. Percival. Elevated by Geoff Burton’s (Sunday Too Far Away) majestic cinematography and featuring an impressive debut performance by Greg Rowe and the charismatic David Gulpilil, the film went on to be an Australian and international box office success.
Director Glendyn Ivin (Last Ride) presents this special 40th anniversary screening, a film which both resonates and inspires this director to this day. Storm Boy screens by kind permission of the South Australian Film Corporation.
Screens with Cracker Bag (2003, Australia, 15 mins)
Glendyn Ivin’s 2003 Cannes Palme d’Or winning short film.
11 Jun - 18 Jun
This much loved Australian children’s classic based on the Colin Thiele book of the same name is a tender coming of age tale of a young boy’s special bond with an orphaned baby Pelican. When the threat of hunters begins to encroach, the young boy finds an ally in an indigenous man called Fingerbone Bill (played by David Gulpilil).