Palm Beach | Psychedelic Surf Films 1966–1980

When
Event has passed (Thu Oct 19, 2017 - Thu Oct 19, 2017)
Where
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Screening Room
Time
7:30PM
Cost
$10
Tags
Movies, Sports & Recreation, Film Screening, Surfing

Description

“Three loosely-connected stories from the beachside underbelly...surfing mates trying to score drugs to sell; a teenage runaway shacking up with a mysterious American; and an out-of-work surfer dependent on his girlfriend for support. Shot in the ‘jewel’ of Sydney’s Northern Beaches over the sunny summer of 1978, the film’s episodic narrative is radically undercut by an innovative sound montage. Overlapping scene dialogue and layered audio from commercial radio and television broadcasts create an at-times parodic critique of both beach-obsessed Australian society and the conventions of narrative cinema.” —Anthology Film Archives (1980, 35mm, 88 min).

Preceded by the short Bluto, directed by Albie Thoms, which exemplifies experimental cinema’s spontaneous handmade film tradition (1967, 16mm, 15 min).

Archival prints courtesy of the National Film & Sound Archive, Australia

Location