Director: Mike McCarthy
Duration: 90 minutes
Print Source: Guerrillamonster Films
It’s 2035 and smokers are demonised for their dirty habit, forced into their own sleazy suburbs, known simply as the Smoking Section. This neighbourhood is bad and mainstream non-smoking society hopes its nicotine addicted inhabitants will just vanish. Put simply: it’s not the place you want to be walking through at night. In the Smoking Section Cigarette Girl - a classic McCarthy lead, all underwear, curves and va-va-va-voom - spends her days selling smokes for $50 a packet. Until her grandmother’s smoking cough turns out to be a little more serious. Then Cigarette Girl decides she’s going to stop smoking cold turkey, but, whenever prohibition is enforced organized crime is close behind and quitting may be the easier task facing our heroine.
Revelation is pleased to host the world premiere of John Michael McCarthy’s latest movie. Pure smokesploitation it mixes misfit social commentary with beautiful babes and bad boys, guns and glamour, and lots of cigarettes, all shot with the feel of a classic grindhouse roughie. McCarthy’s works include the crowd pleasing The Sore Losers regarded as a classic of the underground-into-indie film scene of the ‘90s. Cigarette Girl looks like it will be his biggest film to date.
Present a ticket stub from this film to get FREE admission to The Inside Track On Working Outside The System, the Danny Plotnick workshop at 10:30m on Saturday 11th at ECU and the Welcome to the No Budget IndieVerse Panel at 3:00pm on Sunday 12th July at TAFE Music Campus.