New York Women in Film & Television and the Museum of the Moving Image will present the screening of NYWIFT member Nadia Tass’s film The Big Steal on July 31. Tass will be available for a post-screening discussion.
The film is being presented as part of the museum’s Pioneering Women in Australian Cinema program.
The Big Steal was released in 1990. The warm-hearted teen comedy caper was the third feature for filmmaking couple Tass (director) and David Parker (writer and cinematographer). A car-lover’s delight, the film invigorates the 1980s teen date-comedy formula with an Aussie sensibility, showcasing the streets of inner-city Melbourne and a sunny Oz-rock soundtrack.
The film features actors Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan, Steve Bisley, and Damon Herriman.
Teenager Danny (a baby-faced Mendelsohn, in an early role) wants to woo his crush Joanna, promising a ride in his 1973 Jaguar. Except that he doesn’t have one. Unwanted and unintended consequences ensue when he decides to trade in his dowdy 1962 Nissan via a sketchy car dealer.
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