Have you seen the wonderful Backtrack Boys and their high-jumping dogs at the Dorrigo Show? Well, they are now starrring in their very own movie.
‘A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with a free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team. This observational documentary, filmed over two years, follows boys in a youth program that Bernie runs from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale, a rural town in Australia. On the road, the boys and find their voice, make great friendships and the dogs become national champions. But as the boy’s sleep under the stars at night the trauma is never too far away. With their survival and futures at stake they must constantly step up, push themselves, support each other and some days can be hard. This inspiring coming of age story reveals the challenges and triumphs these boys face as they try to find their place in the world, and the dogs that help tame their wild ways.’
The Old Gazette Film Society, in conjunction with Movies on the Mountain, will be screening BACKTRACK BOYS as a fundraiser
Friday 17th May 2019 from 5pm at the Old Gazette Theatre.
Open to everyone – tickets $10 adults and $5 students available from Dorrigo Wholefoods and Components. They are selling fast.
Food and drink available for purchase: ploughmans platters, cakes, slices, soft drinks and wine.
Please support this fundraiser for new film equipment for continuity of youth and community screenings!