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Family film screening: Matilda

Roald Dahl month at Marrickville Library branches

Join us for a fun, family friendly screening of the classic Matilda (rated G, 98 mins).

Five facts about Roald Dahl’s Matilda:

  1. Matilda Wormwood started out as a “wicked” child, not the kind heroine as readers know her.
  2. Upon finishing his first Matilda draft, Roald Dahl thought he “got it wrong”, and re-wrote Matilda’s character completely.
  3. The first book for adults that young Matilda reads is Great Expectations, but her list, horizons, and vocabulary soon expand: Brighton Rock by Graham Greene, The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, and many more.
  4. The library Matilda frequents is an actual place, on the High Street in Great Missenden UK, just down the street from the Roald Dahl Museum.
  5. Matilda was Roald Dahl’s last long children’s book. Immerse yourself in the world of Matilda, as we screen the film these school holidays. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

For 5-12 year olds. Adult supervision is required for those aged 10 years and under.



Thursday 6 October 2016 from 5.30pm to 7.15pm


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