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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.

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk: Daphne du Maurier - Looking Inward

Friday 2 February 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Teresa Petersen's latest publication, Daphne du Maurier: Looking Inward explores du Maurier’s works from a completely new angle. Peterson explores the possibility that incest is at the core of du Maurier’s craft, arguing that the theme occurs so frequently that it is not a coincidence. 

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.