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21- 29 June 2024

Slim Dusty Movie, 1984

Screening Fri 27 June @ 6.30pm

Royal Open Air Theatre


Slim Dusty Movie

Rob Stewart, 1984


The film dramatises the early life and career of Australian country music singer/songwriter Slim Dusty, interspersed with footage of a 1980s round Australia tour by the Slim Dusty family and featuring several songs from Dusty’s long career, including Pub With No Beer, When the Rain Tumbles Down in July, Lights on the Hill and Indian Pacific. Slim Dusty was Australia’s most prolific musical artist, who died in 2003 while working on his 106th album for EMI Records. His wife Joy McKean and children Anne Kirkpatrick and David Kirpatrick are all accomplished country music singers who perform in the film on stage with Dusty. A number of Dusty’s song writers and old friends appear in the film, including Stan Coster.




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