Of Paupers and Gentlemen: Charles Dickens on Film

Dickens on Film

Charles Dickens

ACMI presents five distinct entries in the canon of screen adaptations based on the literature of Charles Dickens, the most adapted novelist in the history of film.

This season includes rare, restored and celebrated 1930s and '40s studio pictures from MGM, Universal and Ealing Studios, including David Lean's acclaimed 1946 version of Great Expectations and Alfonso Cuaron's vividly re-imagined contemporary adaptation.

Monday 20 August - Wednesday 22 August 2012
Full $15 Concession $12 ACMI Member $11
Seniors' Matinees $6
3 Session Pass Full $30 Concession/ACMI Member $24
NB > Passes can only be purchased by phone (03 8663 2583) or in person at the Tickets & Information Desk

A Tale of Two Cities

MGM's lavish 1935 production of Dickens' classic, set during the French Revolution.

Mystery of Edwin Drood

Universal Studios transformed Dickens' last, unfinished novel into a moody psychological thriller starring Claude Rains.

Great Expectations

David Lean's acclaimed screen adaptation from 1946.

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Ealing Studios' ambitiously conceived 1947 adaptation of Dickens' sprawling novel.

Great Expectations (1998)

Alfonso Cuaron updates Dickens' classic story as a sultry American Gothic morality tale, with Robert De Niro and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Curated by Roberta Ciabarra

Presented in association with the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Wheeler Centre, MIFF 37ºSouth Market and the Melbourne Writers' Festival.
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