Uncle Jack Charles - web
Uncle Jack Charles - web
Credit: Nichollas Harrison, via Wikimedia Commons

ACMI presents

Honouring Our Elders – Uncle Jack Charles

Featuring a Q&A with Uncle Jack Charles

Australia | MA15+

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We celebrate the amazing contribution of the iconic actor and his work on screen.

Uncle Jack Charles is one of our most prolific and revered film stars. His body of work includes films that have been directed by some of the most noted people in the film industry. He has also featured in a range of cameos and special guest appearances with some of the best Aboriginal artists of our time and in some of the most trailblazing of projects.

Uncle Jack’s illustrious film credits include The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (Fred Schepisi, 1978), Blackfellas (James Ricketson, 1993), Bedevil (Tracey Moffat, 1993), Bastardy (Amiel Courtin-Wilson, 2008), Mystery Road (Ivan Sen, 2013), Pan (Joe Wright, 2015) and The True History of the Kelly Gang (Justin Kurzel, 2020); and memorable television appearances in Hyllus Maris’ seminal series Women of the Sun (1981), the ABC’s Cleverman (2016), The Gods of Wheat Street (2014) and most recently, Nakkiah Lui’s Preppers (2021).

Please join us for a Q&A with Uncle Jack Charles as we look back at his remarkable life and the formidable celluloid legacy he continues to create.

Duration: 90 mins (13 min screening)

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90 mins




Swinburne Studio, Level 1
ACMI, Fed Square

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