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Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy – Flanno Friday Screening


Fri 24 Aug 2018, 6:15pm–9:00pm

Where: Luna Palace Cinemas, 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $21.00
  • Student/Health Care Card: $16.50
  • Luna Palace Privilege Card - limit 2 x per card: $16.00
  • Senior/Pension: $15.50
  • Child 15 and Under: $15.50
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: mardi

Join us for a 'Jimmy Barnes Flanno Friday' night celebration featuring Oz Rock soundscape, complimentary pizza on entry and cold beers purchased from the bar. Film starts 7.00pm. Normal cinema prices apply.

A major feature documentary on the early life of Australia's biggest rockstar, Jimmy Barnes. Based on his #1 bestselling book, Working Class Boy. Jimmy Barnes occupies a unique place in Australian hearts and minds. But long before “Khe Sanh” and “Working Class Man”, and long before ‘Barnesy’, there was the boy, James Dixon Swan.

Acclaimed director, Mark Joffe (Jack Irish, House Of Hancock, The Man Who Sued God) and CJZ have crafted an unflinching, powerful and transcendent documentary—Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy, to bring his big story to the big screen. As the man himself explains near the start of the film, 'I was born James Dixon Swan. This is the story of how I became Jimmy Barnes'.

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy joins Jimmy as he retraces his earliest steps through the hard streets of Glasgow. It walks with him as he revisits childhood ghosts in South Australia, reflecting on the domestic violence, poverty and alcoholism that would fuel his life. The film sets this raw, and sometimes darkly funny story against a backdrop of archival footage and interviews with family and friends. Jimmy’s honesty and inimitable sense of humour create an emotional and compelling film of a damaged childhood, a broken family, a search for love and, finally, a genuine redemption.

The documentary also features some captivating musical moments. Jimmy performs both solo and with Cold Chisel. He duets with his children, Mahalia Barnes and David Campbell, plus his brother-in-law, Diesel. An unforgettable new collaboration with Richard Tognetti’s Australian Chamber Orchestra is another highlight.

This landmark feature documentary is based on Jimmy’s acclaimed memoir, Working Class Boy, won the 2017 ABIA Award as Australia’s ‘Biography of The Year’ and spent a staggering 16 weeks at #1, selling over 250,000 copies, making it one of the biggest autobiographies in our country’s history.

Jimmy’s musical career is nothing short of telling this bare and brilliant original story on film, he has shown that it’s never too late to make new beginnings.

To understand the man, you must meet the boy.

Tickets normal cinema prices.