NFSA RESTORES: STARSTRUCK - 40TH ANNIVERSARY
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NFSA RESTORES: STARSTRUCK - 40TH ANNIVERSARY

ARC OUT LOUD
Fri
23
Fri Sep 23 8:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
94 Mins
1982 |DCP |AUS | D: Gillian Armstrong 
 
Teenage cousins Angus (Ross O’Donovan) and Jackie Mullens (Jo Kennedy) live in the Harbour View Hotel, beneath the Harbour Bridge in Sydney’s Rocks.  

 

Jackie is 18 and wants to be a singer; Angus is 14 and writes songs, while avoiding school and dreaming up wacky schemes to get his cousin noticed. The brewery wants to repossess the pub, so the teenagers set out to save it by winning a national talent contest, with a cash prize of $25,000. 

 
Starstruckis an energetic rock musical comedy and the second feature directed by Gillian Armstrong (after My Brilliant Career). It has a kitsch aesthetic – somewhere between a celebration of Australiana and an episode of the iconic 1970s and 80s TV rock show, Countdown. 
 

Join us for this 40th anniversary screening – sing along to your favourite tracks and crack out the crimper and hairspray for a celebration of this 80s rock extravaganza!  

 
Starstruck is one of those rare titles that people love or ... they simply haven’t seen... [A] neon lightning bolt wrapped up in a gaudy tourist tea-towel and decoupaged with love letters to a skewiff memory of Hollywood’ – The Guardian 

 

‘If John Waters turned new-wave or A Star is Born centred on an Australian bubblegum punk-pop star, you’d get this endlessly inventive and freewheeling madcap masterpiece’ – Film Daze 

 
This title is held in the NFSA collection. 

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