Wednesday, 1 December 2004

january 2005 school holidays: harry potter kicks off summer holiday fun at acmi

Image: AP2000
Escape the heat these school holidays and visit the always cool Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) for the affordable and ever popular Kids' Flicks cinema program or book them into a Screen Adventures workshop, where the magic of Hollywood special effects come alive.

Kids' Flicks Summer Program at ACMI

Running from 4 - 21 January 2005, Kids' Flicks features a free one hour program of G-rated animated films in the morning and in the afternoon Harry Potter returns to the big screen - all three instalments!

Animated Kids Flicks
4-7January 2005
11-14 January 2005
18-21 January 2005
@ 11am, ACMI Cinemas

Animated Kids' Flicks is a program of world class animation featuring traditional and contemporary classics, with timeless favourites by Disney, all sourced from the extraordinary ACMI Collection. The January program will feature five short films including:
Mickey's Trailer (USA, 1938)
Mickey, Donald and Goofy set off on a holiday in Mickey's trailer. When the trailer becomes unhooked, hair-raising adventures follow!
Mr Frog Went a-Courting
(Canada, 1974)
An old Scottish song story richly animated by film animator Evelyn Lambart and sung by Derek Lamb about a handsome frog who courts and wins a mouse for his bride.
Kuumba: Simon's new sound (USA, 1978)
An animated film about a young boy living in Trinidad who makes his own steel drum to play in the Mardi Gras, featuring music by The Louis Arnold Steel Drummers.
Mowgli's Brothers (Chuck Jones, USA, 1976)
An animated version of Kipling's classic tale of a boy rescued and raised by wolves in the jungles of India, and featuring the voice talent of Roddy McDowell.
AP2000 (France, 2000)
AP2000 answers the question: what can happen on the back of a dog? Animated, genre-savvy bug warfare like you've never experienced before!

Harry Potter Series
Commencing January 4, ACMI Cinemas

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (PG)
4-7 January 2005 @ 1.30pm.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PG)
11-14 January 2005 @ 1.30pm.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (PG)
18-21 January 2005 @ 1.30pm

Part two of the Kids' Flicks program includes a three week feast of Harry Potter. ACMI takes you back to where it all began. Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone (2001) introduced cinema audiences to 10 year old Harry and his new life at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry is reunited with his fellow colleagues Hermoine and Ron for a whole new adventure. And in the most recent instalment, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry faces the challenges of now being an experienced and mature wizard.

Screen Adventures

3-7 January 2005
10-14 January 2005
17-21 January 2005
Suitable for children Age 5-12 yrs

Movie special effects are child's play at ACMI!

Kids can fulfil their dream of being movie stars in Screen Adventures, a hands-on workshop where participants discover the movie making process from behind the scenes. Through the magic of 3D animation and blue screen technology, kids can journey back in time to the prehistoric land of the dinosaurs, explore the interior of an alien spacecraft, visit a spooky haunted house, or become a pharaoh king in ancient Egypt.

Screen Adventures explores genre and narrative in a fun and interactive environment, letting kids experience technology that has traditionally being exclusive to television studios and production houses. Sessions are two hours long, and are recommended for kids aged 5-12 years.

Further information

Danielle Poulos, ACMI Communications Coordinator, ph 03 8663 2415, m 0417 540 543,
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