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Hey Hey It́s Esther Blueburger

Monterey Media, Inc. (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (103 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Monterey Media, Inc., 2010.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
Film
In Process Record.
Participant or Performer Note:
Toni Collette, Essie Davis, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Danielle Catanzariti, Russell Dykstra, Christian Byers
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Monterey Media, Inc. in 2010.
Summary, etc.:
Sometimes to fit in you have to stand out. HEY HEY IT'S ESTHER BLUEBURGER is a hilarious coming of age comedy that explores what it́s really like to be an outsider in your own world.. Esther 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 Gracés (Essie Davis, The Babadook, Game of Thones) demand for perfection.. But life changes when Esther meets uber hip Sunni, (Keisha Castle- Hughes, Whalerider, Game of Thrones) and her off beat single mother Mary (Toni Collette, Little Miss Sunshine, United States of Tara) 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 it́s ok to be different and that being true to yourself is more important than fitting in.. Official Selection at the Berlin International Film Festival. Winner of the Young Actor's Award (Danielle Catanzariti) and nominated for Best Original Screenplay from the Australian Film Institute. "This charming, highly-accomplished first feature will gladden the hearts of parents everywhere looking for a film to watch with their pre-teens...funny and honest. The dialogue and situations are also often just downright hilarious and occasionally outrageous." - Screen Daily. "It's highly entertaining with a great soundtrack making it the perfect recipe for a hit with every teenage girl. 'Mean Girls' with heart." - Aint it Cool News
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Motion pictures.
Genre: Australian Studies
Feature films.

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