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The Fencer

Saturday, 25 March @ 7:15 pm


6-7 pm Doors open for Dinner catered by Wild Rocket / Bar / Tea / Coffee & Slices Available

7:15 pm Programme Starts

Finland/Estonia-  Drama – 99 mins – PG

Set in 1952, this is the true story of Estonian champion fencer and coach Endel Nelis, whose encouragement of children in his motivational sport led him into danger from Stalinist Russia. Activists from the Estonian War of Independence (1918-1920) were hunted down by the Russian secret police. Hiding out in in self-imposed exile in his homeland, Nelis was tempted out of isolation by the needs of war-damaged children. This film by Finn Klaus Haro has been called a Slavic version of the classic tale of inspirational teacher sacrificing himself for his students (To Sir with Love, Dead Poets Society, As it is in Heaven). It has the charm of truth, set in an evocative landscape. An independent, crowd-funded production, nominated as Best Foreign Film in the Golden Globe awards.

$13 Non-Members  / $8 Students with ID

The general public can purchase at the door only (Door Opens at 6pm).

$8 Members 

Ticket Purchase options for Members:
1. Purchase online before midday of screening,
2. Purchase at Maleny Information Centre before 2pm on day of screening Shop 2, 23 Maple St,
3. Purchase at the door.

Members’ Guest Tickets: Any Member can purchase (and is limited to) two additional Guest tickets through Maleny Visitor Information Centre at $13 per guest.

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Saturday, 25 March
7:15 pm
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Maleny Community Centre
23 Maple Street
Maleny, 4552 Australia
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0418 708 244

Who's Attending

33 people are attending The Fencer

  • Doug Eaton
  • Dale Jacobsen
  • Carmel Adams
  • Ian & Karen Demack
  • Jill Pratt
  • Janet Allard
  • Shelley Love
  • John Seebeck
  • Juliette Kalifa
  • Susan & Ian Pollock
  • Peter & June Rogers
  • Evelyn & Keith Watts & Pearce
  • Peter & Sally Carne
  • David & Christina Fryer
  • June Kirk
  • Robin Dobson
  • Norman Dobson
  • Sue & John Cotterell
  • John Cotterell
  • Jon & Astrid Parker/Ainsworth
  • Barbara Jones
  • George, Jane Bacskay, Nicol
  • Jane & David Kennedy & McAully
  • Desley & Rick Everingham
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