When history is written by scholars it tends to take on a gravitas that unwillingly fabricates a story. It adds a bit of elegance to something that may have had none. In the case of Ned Kelly, an Irish & Australian thief, and self proclaimed wild man, any story from anyone’s mouth than his own is more myth than reality. In Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang, written by Shaun Grant, and based on the novel by Peter Carey, does an excellent job of telling this story with an ugly lens, informing the audience about poor outcasts, people who would do whatever it takes for family. Ned Kelly is a legend of rebellion, uprising, and pushing back against authority. It’s best that you hear the story from his side and in True History of the Kelly Gang, the facts are too wild to be fiction.