Children's Week 2012

Children's Week 2012
Telling Stories: From Page to Screen

Celebrating Children's Week 2012 and the National Year of Reading, this exciting free film program brings to life much-loved literary classics.

Each film will be introduced by an ACMI Educator who will provide prompts and questions designed to explore the world of stories and the joy of reading.

Students, teachers and carers are encouraged to dress up to suit the theme of the film or as their favourite book character.

Kinder/Prep - Year 2
Mon 22 Oct, 10am > The Tigger Movie (G)

Inspired by the work of A. A. Milne, The Tigger Movie (Jun Falkenstein, 77 mins, USA, 2000) explores love and friendship as it tells the tale of Tigger's search for his family.

Prep - Year 4
Tue 23 Oct, 10am > Arrietty (G)

Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 94 mins, Japan, 2010) is based on Mary Norton's classic tale The Borrowers. Arrietty and her tiny family 'borrow' what they need from the big world to survive. This vividly animated film explores themes of friendship, kindness and respect for the environment.

Year 3 - Year 6
Wed 24 Oct, 10am > Charlotte's Web (PG)

An adaptation of E. B. White's timeless novel, Charlotte's Web (Gary Winick, 97 mins, USA, 2006) is a heartfelt exploration of life, love and optimism. Filmed in Australia, this screen adaptation of the classic story is distinguished by a brilliant cast of voices and clever computer animation that bring the farmyard characters to life.

Year 5 - Year 8
Fri 26 Oct, 10am > Coraline (PG)

Coraline (Henry Selick, 100 mins, USA, 2009) is a mesmerising adaptation of Neil Gaiman's horrifying novella of the same name. Caught up in a parallel world of creepy, button-eyed dolls, our heroine Coraline learns to be careful what she wishes for.

Please note bookings are now closed.

To complement the film program, teachers can book a visit to the Screen Worlds exhibition to help students appreciate the art and craft of storytelling in all its forms.

Presented in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
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