You’ve seen the TV show, now experience the original 80’s classic world of sunburned Cronulla surfies, ‘fish-faced molls’ and Chiko Rolls.
Directed by Bruce Beresford (Mao’s Last Dancer), Puberty Blues is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey, a pair of real-life Sydney teens who wrote newspaper articles under the pseudonym “The Salami Sisters.”
Friends from the Sydney suburb of Cronulla, Debbie (Nell Schofield) and Sue (Jad Capelja) are a pair of average schoolgirls coping with school gangs, boys and binge drinking. They desperately want to find their way into the cool kids, Greenhill gang, and become “surfie chicks”. But it soon becomes clear that the clique aren’t all that and the girls work together to regain respect and equality.
Screening time: 5:30pm
D Bruce Beresford, P Margaret Kelly, Joan Long, Dist Umbrella Entertainment
| 1981 | Australia | 87mins | Rated M
Screens with the cheeky Cos We Can short film, Lunchbreak (5mins)
Winner Best Short New York Surf Film Festival – 2011
‘Have you heard about those girls going round and sending people in down this way?”
‘Lunchbreak’ is a short surfing film that combines high performance surfing action with a cheeky twist on a North Shore legend.
A group of male surfers are out surfing when the local ‘Gang’ comes and calls ‘lunch break’ kicking them out of the water. The ‘Gang’s’ session doesn’t last long though, a group of groms are hot on their tales, determined to teach them a lesson.
With Laura Enever, Tyler Wright, Serena Brooke, Ellie-Jean Coffey, Felicity Palmateer, Kirby Wright, Codie Klein, Dru Adler, Cahill Bell Warren, Jason, Jameson, Noah Lane, Brent Savage, Ty Watson, Kai Hing & Alyssa Lock.
D/P Fran Derham, Clare Plueckhahn | 2011 | Australia | 5mins | All Ages