The Many Loves Of Geoffrey Dutton

Geoffrey Dutton made his mark nationally and internationally as a writer, poet, publisher and founder of the Adelaide Festival  and Writer’s Week.  He was married to the artist Ninette Dutton but after 40 years walked away from his family and from Adelaide.  Many found it difficult to forgive him and later years brought tragedy and controversy, fuelled by his autobiography, Out In The Open. Dutton’s upbringing was dominated by material wealth but haunted by emotional poverty.  At age 9 he was sent to Geelong Grammar as a boarder.  His mother visited him only once in the 9 years he was at the school. Dutton became an influential founding member of the republican movement in the 1960’s. The film includes interviews with friends and family together with 40 years of wonderful home movies. 

Presented by Prospect Productions Pty Ltd