Welcome to
Golden Age cinema and bar
established MMXIII

Paramount House
80 Commonwealth Street
Surry Hills, Sydney

The Namatjira Project

(Rated M)

<img alt=" data-lowsrc="" data-sizes="(max-width: 1300px) 100vw, 1400px" data-src="" data-srcset="" class="lazyload">
Presented by Reconciliation NSW

Session Times



An extraordinary first-hand account of the international battle to reclaim the artwork and heritage of one of Australia’s most important Indigenous figures: Albert Namatjira. The founder of what is now known as the Indigenous art movement, he became an international icon and was the first Indigenous person to be granted Australian citizenship. But Namatjira was never fully accepted by white Australia and, after being wrongfully imprisoned in 1959, he soon passed away, despondent and broken. In 1983, the Australian Government sold the rights to his work to an art dealer – despite Namatjira having left his art to his wife and children – sowing the seeds for a major conflict decades later.

Why You Should See This Film

Working with the Namatjira family, filmmaker Sera Davies takes us on a journey from the sun-blasted deserts of the Namatjira's Aranda homeland to the garish opulence of Buckingham Palace, as they fight to have Namatjira’s legacy returned to its rightful home. A captivating story of Australian race relations lensed through the bitterly contested history of one of our most venerated figures, The Namatjira Project is a powerful addition to the canon of both Australian documentary filmmaking and contemporary Indigenous culture.

Presented by Reconciliation New South Wales

Coinciding with National Reconciliation Week 2019 – themed 'Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage – join our friends at Reconciliation NSW for this special screening. Producer of The Namatjira Project Sophia Marinos will be in conversation prior to the film.

Please Note: Gift Passes and Film Club discounts are not redeemable for this special one-off session.

Session Times


Session Times

There are no scheduled sessions for this film. Please return to the Now Showing page for upcoming films.

Select Session

  • Year: 2017
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Sera Davies
  • Cast: Albert Namatjira
  • Duration: 87 minutes
  • Language: English

In partnership with

Join the Cult

Join the Cult

For only $30 per year your Golden Age Film Club Membership gets you discounted tickets, a gift pass, exclusive events, free popcorn & more.
Cinema Snacks

Cinema Snacks

Whether it's a Big Cheese Toastie, a Gelato Messina Choc-Top or our renowned Cocktail Popcorn, pair your ticket with a delicious selection of snacks from the bar.
More Films You Might Like


Sign up for the Golden Age newsletter