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Schools marbles champs immortalised on film

Australian Schools marbles champions Sam Pfeill and Sam O’Hearn with filmmaker Irene Feuz. Photo Jeff ‘Lost them’ Dawson

Australian Schools marbles champions Sam Pfeill and Sam O’Hearn with filmmaker Irene Feuz. Photo Jeff ‘Lost them’ Dawson

A ‘thank you community’ screening of the short film Got Your Marbles will be held on Saturday (27 February) at the Brunswick Heads Memorial Hall from 5pm-7pm.

Local director/filmmaker Irene Feuz captures the essence of the simple pleasures and fun of marbles as enthusiastic Mibsters (marble players) from local schools battle it out for the Australian Schools Marbles Championship.

It is beautifully warm, funny, quirky and honest as the games are played in the dirt amid the backdrop of the Old & Gold Festival.

Irene has included extra footage on the DVD with school playground scenes where the marble rings dominate during May in the lead up to the Challenge in the long weekend in June.

The junior singles championship is also archived in this footage with the championship patron Lady Mandy Knocker (aka Mandy Nolan) commentating the final and awarding prizes.

The film also includes interviews with baby boomers on the good old marble days. It seems everyone has a marbles story to tell.

Entry is by gold coin donation. Seating is limited, to reserve your seat call the Brunswick Heads Visitors Centre on 6685  1003. Light refreshments available.


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