“An original, flamboyant and thoroughly entertaining film” – ROLLING STONE.
A hedonistic tale of surf, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll from one of Australia’s most loved and respected underground filmmaking pioneers, Albie Thoms.
Palm Beach follows 48 hours in the lives of a handful of young Aussies as they move through Sydney’s beach-side suburbs leading to Palm Beach.
Nick Naylor (Nat Young), a surfing champion has ‘made it’, and is now living comfortably in Palm Beach. His easy-going lifestyle is interrupted by an old surfing mate who desperately needs to pay off an urgent debt. Together with a teenage runaway, a Bondi private eye and an out-of-work surfboard shaper (Bryan Brown), all four find themselves drawn together at the same Palm Beach party. What happens next is something none of them could have ever imagined.
“The most exciting, far-sighted and courageous Australian film to appear in a long time” – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Screening time: 9:00pm
D/P Albie Thoms | 1979 | Australia | 88mins | Rated M
Courtesy of ArtFilms
Screens with David Elfick’s 1977 animation classic Hot to Trot: starring Captain Goodvibes (5mins).
Hot to Trot: starring Captain Goodvibes
Created by Sydney artist, Tony Edwards, the satirically named Captain Goodvibes—a hard-drinking, drug-taking, straight-talking pig with a tunnel-shaped snout- arguably the most popular surfer in Australia during the mid- and late ’70s.
D/P David Elfick | Australia | 1977 | 5mins | All Ages