Backtrack Boys

Ritz Cinemas Randwick, NSW

host: Penny Kaleta

Wednesday 27th March, 7:00 pm Ritz Cinemas Randwick

45 St Pauls St Randwick

$20.00 AUD Admission + $2.00 booking fee = $22.00

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the screening

Penny Kaleta brings you this special Q&A screening of Backtrack Boys on Wednesday 27th March, 7:00 pm at Ritz Cinemas Randwick NSW!

Make sure you arrive half an hour early because the film will start at 7pm sharp! And stick around after the credits for a very special Q&A with Catherine Scott, the director of Backtrack Boys, moderated by Holly Wainwright, the best selling author of “The Mummy Bloggers & How To Be Perfect”

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the film

A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with the rough talking, 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 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.

A life-affirming documentary, Backtrack Boys explores Bernie’s philosophy in action and through the journey of the kids in his care. It reveals how he helps them to navigate their relationships, deal with personal trauma, take responsibility for their own decisions and gain practical job skills so they can eventually create a sustainable future for themselves.


Please note: The creators of Backtrack Boys are passionate about making a difference with this documentary and may be in contact via email with audiences members after screenings to get their thoughts. Please contact us at if you prefer not to be contacted.

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