Free Movies on Macquarie

Enjoy free movies from the extensive film and documentary collection of the State Library of New South Wales. The movies are screened regularly on Thursdays at 12.00 in the Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Wing.

Movies or dates may be subject to change. Up to date information can be found on our website or by calling our bookings officer on 9273 1770. 

Videos screened are available for viewing in the State Reference Library or for viewing in your local library through interlibrary loan.

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Friday 24 October, 12.00 PM

Movie: Apocalypse, la 1ère Guerre Mondiale (Apocalypse World War 1)

This five-part series will run over consecutive Fridays from 17 October to 14 November 2014.
As part of the Library’s World War I program the Library, in association with the Embassy of France in Australia, will screen the award-winning French language documentary Apocalypse, la 1ère Guerre Mondiale.

This screening: Peur (Fear)
The growth of a European conflict into a global war.

These screenings are in English.

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Friday 31 October, 12.00 PM

Movie: Apocalypse, la 1ère Guerre Mondiale (Apocalypse World War 1)

This five-part series will run over consecutive Fridays from 17 October to 14 November 2014.
As part of the Library’s World War I program the Library, in association with the Embassy of France in Australia, will screen the award-winning French language documentary Apocalypse, la 1ère Guerre Mondiale.

This screening: Enfer (Hell)
The realities of trench warfare and its toll on countries and their citizens becomes apparent.

These screenings are in English.

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Friday 7 November, 12.00 PM

Movie: Apocalypse, la 1ère Guerre Mondiale (Apocalypse World War 1)

This five-part series will run over consecutive Fridays from 17 October to 14 November 2014.
As part of the Library’s World War I program the Library, in association with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will screen the award-winning French language documentary Apocalypse, la 1ère Guerre Mondiale.

This screening: Rage
As the USA enters the conflict the misery of war has become part of daily life. People are beginning to question the justifications of carnage.

These screenings are in English.

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Friday 7 November, 2.00 PM

Movie: Suddenly (1954) with soundtrack

Terror comes to the sleepy small town of Suddenly when a cold-blooded assassin takes a family hostage. Now, the clock is ticking and every precious second counts as they band together to stop this methodical killer before he can carry out his shocking plan. Academy Award winner, Frank Sinatra, gives a “tour de force” (The New York Times) performance in the most astonishing role of his career. Sterling Hayden costars as the sheriff who is pitted against this cool and cunning psychopath in a tense battle of wills. Available in pristine HD with superior picture and sound, this is the definitive collector’s edition of this controversial classic of unnerving suspense.

This event is part of the Silent Film Festival series.

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Tuesday 11 November, 2.00 PM

Special event: Remembrance Day Commemoration: Forty Thousand Horsemen (1940)

Stirring, sweeping and spectacular, Forty Thousand Horsemen dramatises the exploits of the Australian Light Horse in Palestine during World War I. Graham Shirley has worked for four decades as a director, writer and researcher on Australian historical documentaries. He has conducted numerous oral histories and is co-author of Australian Cinema: The First 80 Years (published 1983 and 1989). From 2006 to 2014 he was a senior curator and Manager, Access Projects with the National Film and Sound Archive. Graham will introduce the screening.

This event is part of the Silent Film Festival series.

Friday 14 November, 12.00 PM

Movie: Apocalypse, la 1ère Guerre Mondiale (Apocalypse World War 1)

This five-part series will run over consecutive Fridays from 17 October to 14 November 2014.
As part of the Library’s World War I program the Library, in association with the Embassy of France in Australia, will screen the award-winning French language documentary Apocalypse, la 1ère Guerre Mondiale.

This screening: Delivery 
How the war finally ended, leaving Europe decimated and looking to rebuild.

These screenings are in English.

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