The Eulogy

Director: Janine Hosking 2018 100 Minutes Ages 15+
The Eulogy Sun 14 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 10:15am 100mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
The Eulogy Thu 18 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:00pm 100mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre

Drawn from Paul Keating’s searing eulogy at Geoffrey Tozer’s funeral, The Eulogy tells the compelling and tragic story of this unrecognised Australian musician.

Tracing the rise and fall of Tozer, the documentary attempts to understand why this virtuoso pianist died alone and destitute at the age of 54. Paul Keating argues that Geoffrey Tozer was the best pianist that Australia has ever produced. What went wrong? In his quest for answers to that question, Melbourne-based conductor and music educator Richard Gill interviews Tozer’s brother, friends and colleagues. Keating recreates his controversial eulogy delivered at Tozer’s funeral in which he accused the Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras of neglecting Tozer through ‘indifference’ and ‘contempt’.


Classification:Ages 15+
Director:Janine Hosking
Producer:Trish Lake, Janine Hosking, Katey Grusovin
Cast:Richard Gill, Geoffrey Tozer, Paul Keating
Script:Janine Hosking, Katey Grusovin
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Madman Entertainment