Stephen F. Austin State University


SFA to screen 'Tracks' documentary

August 29, 2016
A free screening of the documentary "Tracks" will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Tracks" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The film, directed by John Curran, tells the true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who in 1977 undertook a solo trek across 1,700 miles of Australian outback. A chance meeting with National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan provides her with the necessary financing for her expedition under the condition that he be allowed to photograph parts of her journey for the magazine. With only her dog and four unpredictable camels for company, she embarks on an inspiring and life-changing journey of self-discovery, according to information at

Nominated for numerous awards, "Tracks" won a Film Critics Circle of Australia award for best cinematography in 2015 and an Australian Cinematographers Society award for features in 2014.

"Tracks" runs one hour, 52 minutes. The suggested rating is PG-13 for some partial nudity, disturbing images and brief strong language, according to information at

This screening is part of the School of Art's monthly Friday Film Series and is sponsored in part by the Nacogdoches Film Festival, William Arscott, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, Karon Gillespie, Mike Mollot, Main Street Nacogdoches, David Kulhavy, John and Kristen Heath, Brad Maule, Galleria Z, Jill Carrington, Jean Stephens and Jim and Mary Neal.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

By Robbie Goodrich
University Marketing Communications
(936) 468-2605