Special World Day Against the Death Penalty screening

Wednesday 10th October – 7.30pm 
Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine

Tickets will be available from 7pm at the door

GUILTY is a very powerful and moving Australian-made feature documentary showing the final 72 hours in the life of Myuran Sukumaran, one of the Bali 9. Myuran was executed by the Indonesian authorities on 29th April 2015 along with fellow Australian Andrew Chan, but whilst on death row he became an accomplished artist under the guidance of Ben Quilty.

Seamlessly blending creative segments and archival footage, GUILTY shows us the last 72 hours of Myuran’s life through his outpouring of self-portraits, and how ultimately, he entered prison as a criminal and left it as an artist.

Wednesday October 10th is the sixteenth annual World Day against the Death Penalty.  From sunrise to sunset there will be thousands of supporting events and cinema screenings across the globe, so please join us and make your voice heard at our screening of GUILTY here in Castlemaine. In order to really engage with both the issues and with Myuran as a character, we will be having an audience Q&A and discussion before the film. This will be led by Guardian journalist Brigid Delaney, co-founder of  the Mercy Campaign, which fought for clemency for Myuran and Andrew and brings an in-depth knowledge to all of the key issues.

GUILTY has been nominated in the Best Documentary category at this year’s AACTA awards, and is also a finalist in the ATOM awards.

The Australian published this article about the nation-wide screenings.

Presented with Savage Films, Reprieve Australia and AIDC.

All tickets $15.  A percentage of proceeds from this event will go to Reprieve Australia

Book tickets online now.

The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival (CDOC) is an annual three day event held in July at the iconic Theatre Royal in Castlemaine, central Victoria, Australia. It features a world class program of films showcasing a series of fascinating worlds populated by even more fascinating characters. In 2018 there was a world-first opening night gala event, 6 Australian documentaries, live Q&A sessions with filmmakers and contributors, and 7 films directed by women, 4 of them Australian.

Curated by dual Emmy Award-winning director, Geoffrey Smith.


Click the image below to view our gallery of CDOC 2018.

Photo: Diana Domonkos Photography




Friday 20 July @ 7.30pm

CDOC’s special opening night event is a magical combination of film and live music performance.

GURRUMUL, a documentary considered to be one of the most important Australian films ever made will be shown together with the film’s director Paul Williams in conversation with our evening’s host, Leila Gurruwiwi of Marngrook Footy showfame

Then, in a world first, we will have manager/producer, Michael Hohnen, composer Erkki Veltheim, founding member of the Saltwater Band, Lloyd Malalung, and other key musicians from the film live on stage talking us through the incredible artistic and technical challenges involved in bringing together the vastly different words of indigenous and western music.

Led by their fascinating insights the evening will culminate with a live performance of selected pieces, featuring tracks from their chart topping “Child of the Rainbow” album.   A magical end to a magical evening.  

For the film’s director Paul Williams, the most important and beautiful part of GURRUMUL is this bringing together of two totally different musical worlds and cultures. To further enrich our understanding of this, Paul will add to the musicians’ conversation by showing several extended film scenes about their musical process which have never been seen before.

We are very excited about our opening night, and believe that it shows how two worlds and cultures can come together so that we can all journey together with hope, healing and reconciliation.


Castlemaine is an easy 90 minute drive from Melbourne, 1 hour from Ballarat and under 1 hour from Bendigo, Daylesford, Kyneton and Woodend.
Or make a weekend of it – there’s plenty of accommodation options to suit most budgets.
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