Oliver! (35mm) G

A young Mark Lester with an empty bowl in his hand stands in the middle of a packed orphanage mess hall in a still from the film Oliver!, 1968.
27 July
Arc Cinema
Dir: Carol Reed, G, United Kingdom, 1968, 146mins, 35mm,

Based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver! follows runaway orphan Oliver Twist as he escapes a life of drudgery and neglect, falling in with a lively band of child pickpockets. The film brims with musical magic as Oliver evades the villainous characters of Victorian London’s underbelly in search of love and family. 

Nominated for 11 Academy Awards and the winner of six, including Best Film, Carol Reed’s 1968 adaptation of Lionel Bart’s hit musical is a Hollywood family classic, sure to leave audiences pleading for more!

‘…a bright, shiny, heartwarming musical’ – Variety, 1968

Presented on 35mm film prints from the NFSA collection.



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