Gidget

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Gidget
Paul Wendkos, 1959
USA | Format: DVD | 95 minutes

Sandra Dee is Frances, the teen tomboy who wants to learn to surf. She falls in with a bunch of surfers and tries desperately to get them to take her seriously. Her persistence pays off and they give her the nickname “Gidget”; a mash-up of “girl” and “midget.” Her next challenge is to get Moondoggie’s romantic attention, but he is more interested in following the Kahuna on a surf trip to Peru.  A summer teen romance, Gidget was the first of the beach party movies.

Ages 12+

Venue: Film Center Amphitheater

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