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About Walkabout

Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist (John Meillon) takes his teenage daughter (Jenny Agutter) and 6-year-old son (Lucien John) into the Australian Outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with harsh wilderness alone. They are saved by a chance encounter with an Indigenous Australian boy (David Gulpilil) on his "walkabout," a ritual separation from his tribe. He shows them how to survive, and in the process underscores the disharmony between nature and modern life. [100 min; drama, adventure; English]

This screening will be preceded by an introduction from Chancellor Michael A. McRobbie.

"A towering work, painted from a palette of feelings and instincts words cannot do justice to." — Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun Australia

"You are left with the impression of a fresh, powerful and humane imagination." — Dilys Powell, Sunday Times UK

"Beautifully done." — Patrick Gibbs, Daily Telegraph UK

Any film screened at IU Cinema may contain content that viewers find sensitive or upsetting. Visit our Audience Advisories page to learn more.

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