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Film Screenings

Movies Based On A Book Series

To celebrate the Winter Arts Season, the State Library presents a series of classic Australian films based on a book.

Admission is free and screening starts at 5.45pm in the State Library Theatre. Bookings are not necessary. 

Tuesday 19 August
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

(1959, 90 mins)
The Australian classic, based on Ray Lawler's renowned play about two itinerant sugar cutters and the sixteen summers spent with their girlfriends. 

Wednesday Matinee

The State Library regularly presents free film screenings in the comfortable surroundings of the State Library Theatre.

The Wednesday Matinee features films and videos from the collections held by the Library. Screenings usually run for about 60 minutes. Admission is free and screening starts at 1.30pm. Bookings are not necessary.

All screenings commence at 1.30pm

July 2014

There will be an intermission in the Matinee program after the final July screening. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Download the PDF program  


July 23
Islamic History of Europe: Conquest
(2004, 50 minutes)

BBC reporter Rageh Omaar travels to Spain and Sicily to explore the forgotten medieval Muslim empires and their legacy today. In medieval times these were the most prosperous, enlightened and civilised parts of the world.

July 30
Fond Memories of Cuba
(2002, 78 minutes)

Forty years after Fidel Castro's rise to power, documentary filmmaker David Bradbury travels across the Cuban country attempting to answer the question of whether Cuba has succeeded as a socialist society. (Courtesy of NFSA)

Page last updated: Tuesday 22 July 2014