‘Tracks’, a film based on the real-life story of Robyn Davidson’s journey across the Australian Outback, is to be shown at Louth Film Club on Monday March 9.
In 1977, Davidson undertook a perilous, 1,700-mile trek across the desert accompanied by four camels and a dog.
Directed by the Australian John Curran, the film captures the beauty of the Outback and Davidson’s shifting moods in her encounters with National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver) and various, if scarce, local inhabitants.
Mark Kermode, in the Observer, praised the film’s ‘scenic yet intimate recreation of Davidson’s epic journey’ which made for ‘an engrossing watch, albeit one that unfolds at a walking pace’, while Robbie Collin, in the Daily Telegraph, described it as ‘smart, deeply felt and achingly beautiful’.
The film will begin at 7.30pm at the Playhouse Cinema in Cannon Street, Louth. It lasts 112 minutes and has a 12A certificate.
Club membership costs £10, with £4 per film (or £6.50 for non-members, £5.20 for concessions).
n See full details on all the Louth Film Club programme for the current season at www.louthfilmclub.com.