PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN SURF,

Cast

Michael Blakemore
Michael Shearman

Director

Michael Blakemore

Producer

Michael Blakemore

Genres

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Film synopsis

A Personal History of the Australian Surf is Michael Blakemore’s rarely seen 1981 autobiographical documentary. Part parody, part memoir, it is an insightful look at the early days of what has largely become a national pastime. Cheekily subtitled ‘Being the Confessions of a Straight Poofter’, Blakemore’s cultural treat captures the innocence of surfing, highlighting the noble escapist values with both charm and idiosyncratic humour.

Running time

24 minutes

Country of origin

Australia

Year of production

1983

Classification