Book Heroes on the Big Screen


27 March 2017

Book Heroes on the Big Screen, these school holidays at the NFSA!

Beloved books become magical movies at Arc cinema these April school holidays for the two-week Book Heroes on Screen season.

Enjoy a selection of exciting works that have successfully taken the leap from book to the big screen, and go on a journey of discovery (and rediscovery!) - all from the comfort of the National Film and Sound Archive’s Arc cinema.

From thrilling adventures with Roald Dahl’s The BFG in 3D, to the timeless 1964 classic Mary Poppins on 35mm film, to a double feature of Suzanne Collins’  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, parts one and two!

Sessions begin at 11am* and tickets are available to purchase online now. See the full program here.


Book Heroes on the Screen

When: Tuesday 11 – Friday 21 April, 11am (except for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – part 2, at 1:20pm)

Where: Arc cinema, National Film and Sound Archive (Acton)

Tickets: $8 each; Book online.



Tuesday 11 April

The BFG 3D

2016, G, 115mins, D: Steven Spielberg


Wednesday 12 April

Mary Poppins

1964, G, 139mins, D: Robert Stevenson


Thursday 13 April

The Jungle Book 3D

2016, PG, 106mins, D: Jon Favreau


Wednesday 19 April

The Wizard of Oz

1939, G, 102mins, D: Victor Fleming


Thursday 20 April


2009, PG, 100mins, D: Henry Selick


Friday 21 April  

11am: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – part

2014, M, 123mins, D: Francis Lawrence

1:20pm The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – part 2*

2015, M, 137mins, D: Francis Lawrence



For media tickets, interviews and enquiries, please contact Jemma Walsh (Publicity Coordinator), (02) 6248 2248.