The role of Australian surfing pioneers in the sport’s shift from fringe pastime to global culture during the 1970s gets a fictionalised retelling in this lively Aussie effort starring Myles Pollard, Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuels, Robyn Malcolm and Lesley-Ann Brandt. (Cover story, Page 11.) They say: Early reviews from switched-on domestic critics peg the movie, shot in West Australia, as a well-filmed, solid crowdpleaser with the right balance of nostalgia and narrative and enough Hollywood oomph to justify the big-screen outing. Wesay: Ambitious and energetic, Drift, directed by Morgan O’Neil ( Solo) and Ben Nott, is a step forward for the one-stepforward-two-steps-back Australian film industry. Support it! Running time 113 minutes. Harbour Town, Robina, Pacific Fair, Australia Fair, Coolangatta, Nerang.