After receiving soaring reviews and widespread critical acclaim during its August theatrical run, the feature documentaryJimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy,is finally available to own from this Wednesday, 14 November.
Australians now have the chance to view the documentary at home and learn how the once unknown boy, James Dixon Swan, became the Aussie icon we know today as Jimmy Barnes.
The film is available in a special Collector’s Limited Edition DVD and Blu-ray release which includes never before seen footage, director’s commentary and a detailed booklet, in time for the Christmas gifting season.
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. Elegantly filmed, 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 leading to a recent ARIA Award nomination for the soundtrack.
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. The film is produced by CJZ with principal funding from Screen Australia, with the assistance of Create NSW.
Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy is available through Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital here.
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