Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone – 35MM PG

A young teenage boy wearing maroon and gold robes with his arm outstretched trying to catch a small golden ball in a scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
18 April
Arc Cinema
$10 / Free under 4 years
Dir: Chris Colombus, PG, United Kingdom, United States, 2001, 152mins, 35mm,

Young orphan Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) goes from living under the stairs at the mercy of his cruel aunt (Fiona Shaw) and uncle (Richard Griffiths) to discovering he is a wizard, enrolled in the magical Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

As Harry begins to learn magic, he also starts to discover the truth about his parents and the evil wizard Voldemort under the guidance of enigmatic Headmaster Professor Dumbledore (Richard Harris) and the friendly gamekeeper Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane).

Uncovering a plot that may bring Voldemort back to life, Harry and his friends Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) must brave thrilling dangers to keep the philosopher’s stone safe and prevent evil from rising again.

‘Lovers of the book will find most of their favourite moments beautifully realised, perhaps even bigger and more wondrous than they imagined them’ – Houston Chronicle

Presented on a 35mm film print from the NFSA collection.

This film is part of our April School Holiday Program - Films, Sharing the Archive Workshop.



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