Screening of “The Tracker”
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1131 Howe Street,
Vancouver Theatre Premiere (Has not screened since VIFF 2002)
a “must see” classic“The Tracker is one of those rare films that deserves to be called haunting” Roger Ebert 2004
The year is 1922. The Tracker (David Gulpilil), has the job of pursuing The Fugitive, an aborigine who is suspected of murdering a white woman, as he leads three mounted policemen: The Fanatic, The Follower and also The Veteran across the outback. The Tracker, a mysterious and enigmatic figure whose true character remains unknown, assists them in their quest. As they move deeper into the bush and further away from civilization, the toxic forces of paranoia and violence begin to escalate, stirring up questions of what is black and what is white and who is leading whom. Their journey becomes an acrimonious and murderous trek that shifts power from one man to another, challenged by the indigenous people they come across as well as each other.