Kriv StendersAustralia89 minutes2016Ages 9- 13ColourEnglishCanadian Premiere
Sent to live on a cattle farm in the Australian Outback following the death of his father, a lonely young boy encounters an abandoned red puppy, and the new friends embark on a series of adventures that will change their lives forever.
The legendary and beloved Red Dog is back in this prequel to Kriv Stenders' Australian box-office hit. It's 1968, and 11-year-old Mick has just been sent away to live with his grandfather on a remote cattle station in the Australian outback following his father's death and his mother's subsequent institutionalization. Grieving, lonely, and struggling to adapt to his new surroundings, Mick has a chance encounter after a storm that brings him together with a red puppy he names Blue. Instantly devoted to one another, Mick and Blue embark on a series of adventures that will change their lives forever.
Shot against the stunning and rugged beauty of Western Australia and featuring strong performances and a delightful score, this entertaining and touching coming-of-age family film hits all the right notes.
Content Advisory: coarse language, name-calling, animal struck by lightning, animal corpse, depiction of a side of meat being butchered, kissing, story recounted of a constable being shot, gang members hanged, alcohol, pills (medication), religious references