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Silents in the Library: A Day at the Flickers in 1917

Sunday 5 November 2017 - 2pm to 3:15pm

Three short films; Teddy at the Throttle, Easy Street and Max Wants a Divorce, with the sublime talents of Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson and Max Linder.

Scholarly Musings: Children’s Literature in 19th Century Australia

Tuesday 7 November 2017 - 11am to 12pm

This talk examines how the children’s literary culture to which Catherine Helen Spence contributed, encouraged and shaped the formulation of national, moral and social character in 19th century Australia.

High Tea and Film Screening: Casablanca

Wednesday 8 November 2017 - 12pm to 2:15pm

Join us from 12pm - 12.30pm for high tea in the Macquarie Room with piano accompaniment with John Batts. Following the high tea the Metcalfe Auditorium, at 12.30pm, will screen the film Casablanca with soundtrack.

Remembrance Day Special: The Battle of the Somme

Saturday 11 November 2017 - 2pm to 3:30pm

The ‘Battle of the Somme’ is a historic and iconic documentary film portraying allied preparations for, and the early stages of the battle and trench warfare.

Silents in the Library: The Phantom of the Opera

Sunday 12 November 2017 - 2pm to 3:45pm

A forerunner of the American horror film, and one of the most lavish productions of the silent cinema, The Phantom of the Opera (1925) is a mesmerizing blend of romance and mystery.

Silents in the Library: Chicago

Sunday 19 November 2017 - 2pm to 4pm

Like the musical Chicago that won the Best Picture Academy Award and five other Oscars in 2002, this original 1927 version is a terrifically entertaining mix of humour and melodrama.

Silents in the Library: The Lost World

Sunday 26 November 2017 - 2pm to 4pm

Every larger-than-life creature feature, from King Kong to Godzilla to Jurassic Park, owes a debt to the original The Lost World, the granddaddy of giant monster movies.