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Walkabout

Released 1971
Distributor 20th Century Fox

Celebrated cinematographer Nicolas Roeg’s solo directorial debut is a haunting, transfixing tone poem about two children lost in the Australian outback and their relationship with a young aborigine on his coming-of-age “walkabout”. Roeg improvised much of the film from Edward Bond’s 14-page screenplay, based on a popular young adult novel. The first screen role of Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil, who went on to become a pillar of the Aussie acting community. A unique achievement, beautifully shot by Roeg himself.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories. They created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, the Emmy, the PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame. Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque. He is also a Governor for writers branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.