Inside Barnesy’s hard knock life
BASED on the best-selling book, this film gives audiences an up close and personal insight into how the once unknown boy, James Dixon Swan, became the household name and Aussie icon we know today as Jimmy Barnes.
Acclaimed director Mark Joffe (Jack Irish) has crafted an unflinching, powerful and transcendent documentary that is raw, confronting and at times darkly funny.
The film explores Jimmy’s childhood as he retraces his earliest steps through the hard streets of Glasgow before reliving his South Australian upbringing all while uncovering the deep and raw themes of domestic violence, poverty and alcoholism.
The documentary also features special duets by Jimmy’s children, Mahalia Barnes and David Campbell.