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The Galahs - a VFL documentary

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Pioneering Stuff - an action packed world adventure
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Screening Dates and Venues

Sun 21 Aug 2016 - 4pm to 5pm
The Lido Cinema, 675 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn
Tickets $20 CLICK HERE to book

Sat 3 Sep 2016 - 6.30pm to 7.30pm
The Backlot Cinema, 65 Haig St, Southbank
Tickets $20 CLICK HERE to book

Sat 3 Sep 2016 - 8pm to 9pm
The Backlot Cinema, 65 Haig St, Southbank
Tickets $20 CLICK HERE to book


Australia, a country filled with footy aficionados; lets take a look back at this sporting odyssey where the Irish/Australia games began through some amazing nostalgic and archival footage. A story of a group of VFL stars who jetted off to challenge the All-Ireland champs, County Meath, at their own game.

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The Galahs team photo at Croke Park, 29 October 1967 (Irish Times - all rights reserved)

All made possible because ex umpire and media juggernaut Harry Beitzel mortgaged his house. It was pioneering stuff, complete with knockers in the press that didn't think it would work, that came to be. Thanks to Beitzel's courage and imagination, it led to the formalised international rules series of subsequent decades.

This new feature length documentary by Sepia Tones, a Melbourne based production company, The Galahs, so dubbed as the tourists, will introduce you to the stars of footy in the 1960s. Names like Barassi, Jesaulenko, Skilton, Hassa Mann, Royce Hart - these stars, along with other VFL stars who played like the champs they were on an action packed world adventure.

Come along and find out this untold story full of fondly remembered travel anecdotes from young men on their first overseas adventure. A rare feature film, book in for this encore season after its terrific premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2016 as part of the Talking Pictures program.

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Why? The Galahs - a VFL documentary
When: Sun 21 Aug 2016 - 4pm to 5pm The Lido Cinema AND Sat 3 Sep 2016 - 6.30pm to 7.30pm; Sat 3 Sep 2016 - 8pm to 9pm at The Backlot Cinema, 65 Haig St, Southbank
Where: The Lido Cinema, 675 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn and The Backlot Cinema, 65 Haig St, Southbank
Cost: $20
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This film looks great! Can't believe how many stars were in this team. Wow!
by Rheat (score: 0|5) 1153 days ago
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