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Gillian Armstrong’s second feature film Starstruck has for many years been unavailable to viewers world wide. Now, thanks to the National Film & Sound Archive’s NFSA Restores program, Armstrong’s film has been given a second life.

The newly restored Starstruck will be screened as part of the Pioneering Women program at Melbourne International Film Festival (3-21 August).

A classic wannabe rags-to-riches tale, the film follows a family in a time of crisis “the film is a neon lightning bolt wrapped up in a gaudy tourist tea-towel and decoupaged with love letters to a skewiff memory of Hollywood.”

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