Text on Screen

Text on Screen brings students and teachers the very best of today’s cinema from around the globe.

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State Library Theatre

Tickets $6

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SECONDARY | WACE

Text on Screen draws from the Lotterywest Festival Films program to bring students and teachers the very best of today’s cinema from around the globe. This schools-exclusive program of themed double-bills is designed to develop students’ ability to compare, contrast and analyse text in diverse formats.

These six films represent something of the diversity and excitement of cinema, and offer the chance to broaden understanding and appreciation of media beyond mainstream commercial film. Students are invited to explore diverse worlds and consider new ways of telling stories.

All screenings will be preceded by a short introduction to place them in the context of their production. Teachers will be provided with resources to facilitate students’ engagement with the program and to extend learning in the classroom.

 

LITTLE MEN (USA, CTC) + THE RED TURTLE (JAPAN/FRANCE, PG)

In Ira Sachs’ Little Men, Jake and Tony just want to be friends, but their parents sure are making that hard. The latest animated classic from Studio Ghibli The Red Turtle is a vivid and moving fable of a man kept on a desert island by the will of a mysterious turtle. These two films explore concepts of identity and ask students to consider how our values shape our experiences.

State Library Theatre, State Library of Western Australia
Tue 14 Feb, 10am–2pm including break

 

NERUDA (CHILE, MA) + THE REHEARSAL (NEW ZEALAND, CTC)

Pablo Larraín’s Neruda, follows the pursuit of Chile’s adored, charismatic poet Pablo Neruda as he goes into hiding. The Rehearsal sees a class of nervous first-year drama students adapt a real-life scandal into their end-of-year play. These two films both feature an unreliable narrator, encouraging students to consider and reflect on what the ‘true’ story is.

State Library Theatre, State Library of Western Australia
Tue 21 Feb, 10am–2.30pm including break

 

MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT (FRANCE, CTC) + THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS (USA, M)

In Monsieur Chocolat, a pioneering black star and popular clown becomes increasingly conscious of the racism surrounding him. In the documentary The Music of Strangers, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project explore the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. Both films consider themes of displacement – within society and the larger world – and its impact on identity, allowing students to explore intercultural understanding.

State Library Theatre, State Library of Western Australia
Tue 28 Feb, 10am–2.30pm including break 

 

Dates, Times & Access

Little Men + The Red Turtle
Tue 14 Feb, 10am–2pm including break

Neruda The Rehearsal
Tue 21 Feb, 10am–2.30pm including break

Monsieur Chocolat + The Music of Strangers
Tue 28 Feb, 10am–2.30pm including break

State Library Theatre, State Library of Western Australia

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