Bingo, Bridesmaids and Braces (Seven Years On)Publisher number: 1088944 | KanopyPublisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file)Content type:
- two-dimensional moving image
- online resource
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Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1988.
Bingo, Bridesmaids and Braces captures with candid honesty, the lives of three working-class women as they grow up from the "not so innocent" age of 14 to "it's happening too fast" at 18, through to "well, we survived" at the ripe old age of 26. During these 12 fast and furious years they discover exactly what life has in store for them - the good, the bad and the unexpected. Bingo, Bridesmaids and Braces accurately highlights the three stages of their lives through their unique relationship with acclaimed director Gillian Armstrong. As a young filmmaker, Armstrong first focused on their world back in 1976 for Smokes and Lollies. She went back in 1980 to film 14's Good 18's Better, before returning again in 1987 for Bingo, Bridesmaids and Braces. The latest film includes special excerpts from the earlier visits, and presents an intimate glimpse of Josie, Kerry and Diana, coming to terms with their hopes, fears, joys and struggles, deep in the heart of the suburbs. We witness the women confronting the very real issues of teenage pregnancy, and love versus sex, marriage and career. Faced with the choice of swapping their earlier dreams for reality, they rapidly change their opinions on all that life has now delivered them. Produced by Film Australia and The Big Picture Company Pty Ltd. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Tristram Miall Producer: Tristram Miall, Gillian Armstrong Director: Gillian Armstrong DOP/Cinematographer: Steve Arnold, Malcolm Richards Narrator/Presenter: Gillian Armstrong Featured People: Josie Benier, Diana Doman, Kerry McDonnell.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.