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Finke: There and Back



Directed by Dylan River, Glynn McDonald
Starring Daymon Stokie, David Walsh, Isaac Elliot, Luke Hayes

The Tatts Finke Desert Race is Australia’s toughest off-road event, pitting mad drivers against the harsh outback in a dust-fuelled cavalcade of cars, bikes, buggies and quads.

The annual race is a multi-terrain endurance trek from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community. Its remote and difficult off-road conditions have given it the reputation as one of the most dangerous of its kind. With tragic fatalities and high-octane thrills and spills, the race is guaranteed to get heart-rates pumping.

Director Dylan River brings a gift for flair and grit to his feature debut after the acclaimed and award-winning short films Coat of Arms and having worked as cinematographer alongside his dad Warwick Thornton on Sweet Country. River is also a competitor in the race, giving Finke: There and Back a rare insider perspective. Filming over three years, River explores his competitors, the organisers and even the paramedics as they drive wildly across the desert.

"River has succeeded landing the viewer right there in the thick of things, fixed to the edge of the seat, hoping, crying and laughing along with the combatants with the best and worst of the cards they are dealt, only pausing to wipe the red dust from eyes and mouth." - Ian Cochrane




03 June 2019


Monday 3 June, 7.00pm

90 minutes


Reelpix member
Full $14
Concession $11

Non Members
Full $17
Concession $14




Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.




Warning: Moderate language

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies for all online purchases. All ticket prices include GST.

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