15 Oct, 2015

Celebrate Adelaide Film Festival In The City Library

In collaboration with the Adelaide Film Festival, a program of digital films will be shown in Studio One in the City Library, where movable walls create a ‘closed cube’, providing a cinema style atmosphere with dimmed lighting.

Perfect for hosting Adelaide Film Festival sessions, Studio One will screen films that have a focus around disability, with lunchtime screenings from midday to 2:00pm being ideal for city workers, visitors and students.

Councillor Priscilla Corbell is a big fan of the Adelaide Film Festival and was pleased that the City Library was once again getting involved.

“The city’s libraries are fantastic and well-known for their range of literature, but there are so many other mediums available for people to use,” said Priscilla.

“Hosting sessions for the Adelaide Film Festival strengthens the City Library as a key destination in the city for people to participate in activities and events.

“I encourage people to get involved in the Adelaide Film Festival by coming in to the City Library to watch the great films on offer.”

Screening on Friday 16 and 30 October, ‘FIXED: The Movie’ takes a close look at the drive to be “better than human” and the radical technological innovations that may take us there. The film looks at what “disabled” means when a man with no legs can run faster than most people in the world.

From bionic limbs and neural implants to prenatal screening, researchers around the world are hard at work developing a myriad of technologies to fix or enhance the human body.

“The Real Helen Keller” will be screened on Friday 23 October at 6:30pm.

Helen Keller (1880-1968) was world famous as the deaf-blind all American dream child who triumphed against the odds, an image later enshrined in the film The Miracle Worker. This documentary provides a vivid portrait of a passionate woman who earned her place on the FBI’s wanted list for her radical views and political activism.

All films at the City Library (Francis Street, Adelaide) are free but bookings are essential. For more information visit: cityofadelaide.com.au/your-community/library-services/programs-and-events/

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Matt Halliwell