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Let the Movies Begin Series with Georges Méliès

Saturday 13 January 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Georges Méliès was a French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema.

Let the Movies Begin Series with Alice Guy Blaché, D W Griffith and The Keystone Cops

Saturday 13 January 2018 - 12pm to 1pm

Alice Guy Blaché; director & writer of narrative fiction films, D W Griffith; director, writer & producer pioneering modern filmmaking techniques, and The Keystone Cops; fictional incompetent policemen of early 20th century.

Let the Movies Begin Series with D W Griffith

Saturday 13 January 2018 - 2pm to 3pm

David Wark Griffith was an American director, writer, and producer who pioneered modern filmmaking techniques.

Laughter in the Library: I’m All Right Jack

Sunday 14 January 2018 - 2pm to 3:45pm

A laugh-out-loud comedy with a satirical edge, lampooning the then burning issue of industrial relations.

Laughter in the Library: The Lady Killers

Sunday 21 January 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm

A gang of thieves rent a room upstairs from an old woman, who thinks they're a musical band.

Laughter in the Library: The Belles of St Trinians

Sunday 28 January 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm

The headmistress of St Trinian's School for Girls attempts to stave off her creditors by 'looking after' the pocket money of a wealthy sheikh's daughter currently enrolled at the school, and investing it on the sheikh's horse, Arab Boy, in the local derby.

Charlie Chaplin Tribute: 104 Years in Film 1914-2018

Sunday 4 February 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm

To commemorate the 104th anniversary of the first public release of a Charlie Chaplin film, the State Library of NSW and Australia’s Silent Film Festival are proud to present restored and acclaimed comedy shorts all with live music.

Out of the Vaults: Around the Globe

Thursday 22 February 2018 - 1:30pm to 3pm

The depiction of the earth as a three-dimensional globe provides a realistic and tactile view of the physical layout of the world. The oldest known surviving globe dates back to 150 AD but production increased rapidly between around 1500 and 1900, these globes were not used as navigational tools but as a representation of contemporary knowledge.