'The First Marlin - A Pioneering Game Fishing Documentary' - Premiere

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Thank you for your booking. To ensure the premiere runs to time, please arrive at the Sun Theatre at 8:30-45pm to be seated for 9:00pm. The premiere screening will be proceeded by a welcoming address before the film commences and will start at 9:00pm. We look forward to seeing you at the premiere. Please bring a copy of your ticket for entry into the theatre. Regards, Swordfish and Tunny Cub of Australia Committee.

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Sun Theatre Yarraville

8 Ballarat Street

Yarraville, VIC 3013

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Thank you for your booking. To ensure the premiere runs to time, please arrive at the Sun Theatre at 8:30-45pm to be seated for 9:00pm. The premiere screening will be proceeded by a welcoming address before the film commences and will start at 9:00pm. We look forward to seeing you at the premiere. Please bring a copy of your ticket for entry into the theatre. Regards, Swordfish and Tunny Cub of Australia Committee.
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The STC proudly presents, 'The First Marlin - A Pioneering Game Fishing Documentary' about the rise of game fishing in Australia.

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Eager to see the world's earliest known swordfish (marlin) capture captured on film? Interested in knowing how and who started the game fishing movement in Australia? Want to know why making fishing films in the 1930s was so difficult?

Then see this and more in the Swordfish and Tunny Club's (STC) pioneering game fishing documentary - The First Marlin.

Screening at the Art Deco inspired Sun Theatre in Yarraville, the night promises to be one to remember. This is the one and only opportunity to take a seat at the 'world premiere' and be amongst the very few to see rare and historical footage of how game fishing was done and captured back in 1934 on a big screen. As a bonus to the screening, the film presentation will be followed with a question and answer session, where you can openly chat and discuss the films findings with the cast, producers and director (And we've also just added an extra surprise to be revelled on the night).

About the film: 'The First Marlin ' is a historically aligned documentary that discusses at length an important pioneering Australian fishing film. The film discussed, made in February 1934 by a group of intrepid big game anglers, as part of an expedition to discover new fishing grounds near the port of Bermagui on the New South Wales South-east coast, formalised the birth of the Swordfish and Tunny Club. The STC is heralded as the pioneering game fishing Club that started the game fishing movement here in Australia. The film presents amazing and inspiring accounts of game fishing practises and successes from that trip, as well as aspects of life in the 1930s.

STC Club members Jim Allen (Former Compleat Angler Tackle Stores Owner), Vic Teasdale (film buff), Tim Simpson (Bluewater Boats and Sportfishing Magazine owner and editor) and game fishing historian John McIntyre delight us in dissecting parts of this ground breaking 1934 film and shedding light on the tackle, people and film equipment used and seen in the production. From Reg Lyne to Zane Grey, Bill Southam Rods to Super Marlin reels, Kodak film to Paillard Bolex cameras, no stone has been left unturned in this documentary as it dutifully explores the origins of Australian game fishing, making it a must see for historians and anglers alike.

We hope you join us for what will be a spectacular and intriguing evening of viewing and discussion. Invitation is open to the general public. We're sure the documentary will have you stepping away marvelling at the vision and keen to get back on out on the big blue to go game fishing again and recorded your own memories.

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Sun Theatre Yarraville

8 Ballarat Street

Yarraville, VIC 3013

Australia

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