FRI 22 DEC, 7PM | Arc Cinema | $10/$8
2013 | M | 112mins | AUSTRALIA | D: John Curran
Mia Wasikowska in the true story of Robyn Davidson’s 1977 trek across 2700 kilometres of stunning Australian outback with only 4 camels and her dog.
“The journey, which spawned an article for National Geographic and a global bestseller, begins in April 1977 and lasts for nine arduous months. But hold on. The movie, which lasts a scant 112 minutes, is no mission for masochists. Tracks is an exhilarating adventure that opens up an unknown world to most of us and does it so well that we feel we're living it too. Tracks also gets inside the head of determined woman who suffers fools badly and craves isolation from the noisy squeeze of civilization and burgeoning technology. Relate, anyone?” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Cinematographer Matt Nettheim’s image of Mia Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson on the set of Tracks (2013) in Western Australia features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery Nov 11 2017 to March 12 2018. Nettheim’s image mirrors an original portrait of Davidson short by National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (played in the film by Adam Driver).