Once Upon a Book: Holiday Movies for Kids Week Two
Join us for these free film screenings for kids every weekday during the July School Holidays. Presented in partnership with Square Eyes Film Foundation.
Week one screenings start at 11am and offer titles best suited for our youngest friends (age 4+).
Week two screenings start at 2pm and offer titles best suited for slightly older kiddos (age 8+).
Monday 15 July, 2pm | The Wizard Of Oz
We’re off to see the wizard! An absolute masterpiece whose ground-breaking visuals and deft adaptation of L. Frank Baum's original story are still every bit as resonant as they were when first seen on the big screen all those many years ago.
Dir: Victor Fleming | 1939 |G (contains mild fantasy threat and scary sequences) |102 mins.
Tuesday 16 July, 2pm | Ernest and Celestine
A gruff bear and an artistically inclined mouse become the best of friends in this exquisitely drawn Oscar®-nominated animated feature. Based on the stories and gorgeous watercolor illustrations of the late Belgian artist Gabrielle Vincent, this is a super endearing tale of self-expression and unlikely friendship.
Dir: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner | 2012 | G (contains mild threat and very mild bad language) | 76 mins.
Wednesday 17 July, 2pm | Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes
This mischievous double-bill based on Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake's rhymes, presents fairy tales as you've never seen them before. The stories of Snow White, Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, Jack & The Beanstalk and Cinderella are mixed together and served with a delightful, slightly naughty twist, complete with sardonic wit and dark edges.
Dir: Jan Lachauer, Jakob Schuh | 2016 | PG (contains mild threat and comic violence) | 58 mins.
Thursday 18 July, 2pm | Hugo
A wily and resourceful kid sets out on a quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father. Legendary storyteller Martin Scorsese’s 1930s-set adaptation of Brian Selznick's Caldecott-winning novel is an extravagant, elegant fantasy that emanates an unabashed love for the magic of cinema.
Dir: Martin Scorsese | 2011 | G (contains mild scenes of danger) | 126 mins.
Friday 19 July, 2pm | Fantastic Mr. Fox
Visionary director Wes Anderson's stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic story is just as the title suggests. A touching and funny, magically absurd – and at the same time pointedly real story about how all of us are pretty fantastic, given our individual skills and talents.
Dir: Wes Anderson | 2009 | PG (contains coarse language) | 87 mins.