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. We invite you to find out more – and support the work of No to Violence – at our special screenings in Geelong and Parramatta.
Now his big story is brought to the big screen. Leading production house, CJZ and acclaimed director, Mark Joffe (Jack Irish, House Of Hancock, The Man Who Sued God) have crafted an unflinching, powerful and transcendent documentary – Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy.
Jimmy’s musical career is nothing short of remarkable: fifteen #1 albums in Australia – more than even the Beatles achieved; over 10,000 gigs across his lifetime; inducted into the ARIA Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame … twice.
But none of these achievements eclipse the power and bravery of Working Class Boy. In telling this bare and brilliant original story on film, he has shown that it’s never too late to make new beginnings.
This is a great way to see this remarkable film and to support No to Violence’s work at the same time.
The ticket price will cover the cost of hosting the screenings, and any additional donation you are able make would be hugely appreciated. Any surplus funds raised from the pre-screening events will go to No to Violence to support our work to end men’s use of family violence
Purchase your tickets as soon as you can – No to Violence members will receive a discounted ticket price so be sure to book fast!
Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy is produced by CJZ with principal funding from Screen Australia and the assistance of Create NSW. It releases nationally in cinemas from Thursday, 23 August for a limited release through Universal Pictures. Please view the trailer here.
To understand the man, you must meet the boy.