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Jimmy Barnes joins the call to end family violence

Parramatta residents will be raising funds to end family violence at a charity screening of Jimmy Barnes’ highly anticipated film, Working Class Boy.

Jimmy Barnes occupies a unique place in Australian hearts and minds. But long before “Khe Sanh” and “Working Class Man”, and long before ‘Barnesy’, there was the boy – James Dixon Swan.

Now his big story is brought to the big screen. Leading production house, CJZ and acclaimed director, Mark Joffe (Jack Irish, House Of Hancock, The Man Who Sued God) have crafted an unflinching, powerful and transcendent documentary – Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy.

No to Violence is hosting a special screening in Parramatta on Wednesday 22 August, ahead of the film’s premiere later that week.

No to Violence CEO Jacqui Watt says:

“Family violence affects millions of Australian families and ripples through our communities. Working Class Boy is a stark reminder that we have to work with men who use family violence to help them change their behaviour – so that the lives of their families are not ruined.”

Working Class Boy is produced by CJZ with principal funding from Screen Australia and the assistance of Create NSW. It releases nationally in cinemas from Thursday, 23 August for a limited release through Universal Pictures.

To see the film first and support the work of No to Violence, buy tickets for the Geelong screening here and the Parramatta screening here.


Media enquiries about the charity pre-screenings events:
Contact Camille Gierck on 0401 337 241 or
Further interview and photo opportunities also possible on request.