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On Friday 20th September Murrindindi Film Society will close it’s current season with an Australian favourite from the 1980’s The Man from
Snowy River. Based on Banjo Patterson’s epic poem the film combines action with a stirring melodrama and period romance, set against a
rugged mountain backdrop of wild horses and spectacular landscapes. Directed by George T. Miller, it was a big box-office hit at home and

Apart from Kirk Douglas in a dual role, the cast comprises popular local actors including Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Jack Thompson,
Terence Donovan, Chris Heywood and Lorraine Bayly. Local riders suchas the Lovick family appear as mountain horsemen.

Filming took place in the Victorian High Country near Mansfield and features areas around Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and the Howqua Plains with
vistas of snow gums, lush bush and rolling mountains.

Members are encouraged to take a nostalgia trip to view a film which helped define the development of Australian cinema at
home and internationally.

Doors will open at the Shire Chambers at 6.45 p.m. First time guests and prospective members will be made welcome free-of-
charge. All enquiries to Jill Dwyer, 5797 2480 or


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