love, lust & lies | 2009
In 1976 renowned Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong met three 14-year-old friends, Kerry, Josie, and Diana, at a youth center in Adelaide. Armstrong's film "Smokes and Lollies" is a portrait of their adolescence and is the first of five documentaries capturing the lives of the three ordinary working-class girls. The filmmaker regularly returned to her subjects, and in 1996, when each has an adult daughter, she released "Not Fourteen Again", winning the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Documentary. Despite her original plan, in 2009 Armstrong decided to contact her heroines for the last time in order to find out to what extent they had fulfilled their dreams and desires, and whether they can be as honest with the camera and with themselves as they all once promised.