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.

Monday 22 September, 1.00 PM

Movie: Movie – The new adventures of Pippi Longstocking

Follow the adventures of Pippi Longstocking, a little red haired girl who makes friends with two neighbourhood children after her father is lost in a storm at sea.
Suitable for the whole family.
Parents and carers please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the movie. 

This event is part of the Kids@the Library series.

Friday 26 September, 1.00 PM

Movie: Movie – The new adventures of Pippi Longstocking

Follow the adventures of Pippi Longstocking, a little red haired girl who makes friends with two neighbourhood children after her father is lost in a storm at sea.
Suitable for the whole family.
Parents and carers please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the movie. 

This event is part of the Kids@the Library series.

Don McCullin

Thursday 2 October, 6.00 PM

Movie: McCullin (2012): Documentary film screening

To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists. In this fascinating documentary McCullin speaks candidly about his three-decade career covering wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent and the photographs that often defined historic moments. Exploring not only McCullin's life and work, but how the ethos of journalism has changed throughout his career, the film is a commentary on the history of photojournalism told through the lens of one of its most acclaimed photographers.

In association with the Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace exhibition.

Don McCullin

Saturday 11 October, 2.00 PM

Movie: McCullin (2012): Documentary film screening

To many, Don McCullin is the greatest living war photographer, often cited as an inspiration for today's photojournalists. In this fascinating documentary McCullin speaks candidly about his three-decade career covering wars and humanitarian disasters on virtually every continent and the photographs that often defined historic moments. Exploring not only McCullin's life and work, but how the ethos of journalism has changed throughout his career, the film is a commentary on the history of photojournalism told through the lens of one of its most acclaimed photographers.

In association with the Don McCullin: The Impossible Peace exhibition.

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Friday 17 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: Furie (Fury)
This episode looks at Europe at the beginning of World War I.

These screenings are in English.

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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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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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