To mark Fathers Day on September 4, Finepoets are releasing a perfect gift idea for Dad, a new DVD recording of JACK THOMPSON, LIVE AT THE GEARIN HOTEL. ItGÇÖs a cracker performance where Jack performs 10 famous and often hilarious Australian poems. What could be more perfectly Australian than legendary actor Jack Thompson reading AustraliaGÇÖs classic poems? The set begins with Banjo PatersonGÇÖs The Man From Ironbark and continues with the CJ Dennis The Sentimental Bloke poems Doreen and The Play; thereGÇÖs also The Man From Snowy River, and Clancy of the Overflow and the classic Said Hanrahan and TumbaGÇôbloody- Rumba. The show was recorded on Mothers Day for Fathers Day, and as a special encore Jack reads a poem written by his father John Thompson for JackGÇÖs mother, Patricia. It is a moving moment for both Jack and the audience. Jack Thompson, Live At The Gearin was shot in the art deco splendour of the Gearin Hotel, Katoomba NSW. The DVD extras include a vintage ten minute film called GÇ£The Shearers, made by the Commonwealth Film Unit and a featurette about the work of the Jack Thompson Foundation for Indigenous Building.
Jack Thompson - Live at the Gearin Hotel: Favourite Australian Poems