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Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger Zoom Premiere Event 


JIFF is thrilled to present the digital premiere of a revised cut of this charming 2008 Australian comedy, now streaming exclusively on Classic, Lido, Cameo and Ritz Cinemas' At Home platform:

On Sunday 15th November at 7pm join Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger cast and crew, including writer/director Cathy Randall, producer Miriam Stein and lead actor Danielle Catanzariti (who plays Esther Blueburger) for a live in-conversation Zoom event with Erin Rosenberg, manager of the Jewish International Film Festival. Registration is free but essential. Click Here to Join

A hilarious coming of age comedy, Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger explores what it’s really like to be an outsider in your own world. Esther (DANIELLE CATANZARITI) is not like other girls; she befriends a duck, talks to God through the toilet and break dances at her Bat-Mitzvah. Her school is a daily torment of mind-numbing conformity and bell ringing rituals. Home is a pressure cooker driven by her mother Grace’s (ESSIE DAVIS) demand for perfection. But life changes when Esther meets uber hip Sunni, (KEISHA CASTLE HUGHES) and her off beat single mother Mary (TONI COLLETTE) and slips out of her oppressive all girls private school and into a public one under the guise of a foreign exchange student. She learns that it’s ok to be different and that being true to yourself is more important than fitting in.

“This is a polished debut and a sweet-natured comedy for girls aged five to 90."

- Ruth Hessey - Time Out Magazine Sydney (4 stars)


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