FHFF Tuesday Films: Tracks
Friday Harbor Film Festival Winter film series of audience favorites
Tracks (directed by John Curran) tells the incredible true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who in 1977 undertook a perilous solo trek across 1,700 miles of stunning Australian outback.
Abandoning city life, Robyn arrives in the town of Alice Springs and declares to the amused locals her ambition to travel to the iconic Ayers Rock and across Western Australia to the ocean. However, after months of camping out and working on a camel farm (to learn to manage and obtain the animals necessary for her journey), people begin to take her seriously.
A chance meeting with National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan provides her with the necessary financing for her expedition under the condition that he be allowed to photograph part of her journey for the magazine. With only her dog and four unpredictable camels for company, she embarks on an inspiring and life-changing journey of self-discovery.
Winner of the 2014 NSW & ACT Gold Award by Australian Cinematographers Society and the 2015 Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) Award
Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 pm at the Grange