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Published June 7th 2012
Looking for something to do after your Sunday sleep-in, church attendance or long Sunday brunch? Seen all the latest film releases? Want to rekindle your appreciation of some by-gone classics or check out obscure films, documentaries or those cult movies you've never seen on the big screen? Well, Sundays are SLiQ Flicks days at the State Library of Queensland and what's more, they're all free.
[ADVERT]Each month the films on show are selected to tie in with the Library's current exhibitions and displays, or to popular current events. Previous themes include science fiction and architecture and in June 2012 the offerings will have a weird and wacky flavour in honour of The Odditoreum exhibition – illustrator Shaun Tan's arrangement of curiosities and serendipitous finds from the vaults of the museum. July's films will explore traditional cultures and issues of displacement and August will pay homage to sporting achievements and great moments in sport to mark the 30th Olympiad in London.
Most movies are programmed in advance but in a nicely democratic touch, you get to vote for what you'd like to see on the last Sunday of every month – YOUr Flicks. Choices for 24 June are Shutter Island, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life or Fellini's Satyricon and you can find out more information about the films here.
SLiQ Flicks also presents a special Carers Session for parents, carers and children on the last Wednesday of each month. For two months you can also vote for the film you'd like to see at this session. June 2012 choices are The Prestige, Return to Oz or The Blue Light.
Details When: Every Sunday afternoon at 2pm and Carers Session on the last Wednesday of the month from 10.30am Where: Auditorium 1 or 2, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank. What's On: June Sunday 10 June - Pan's Labyrinth Sunday 17 June - Rocky Horror Picture Show Sunday 24 June - You vote here. Wednesday 27 June - You vote here.
July Sunday 1 July - Apocalypto
Sunday 8 July - Gadjo Dilo Sunday 15 July - The Mission Sunday 22 July - River Queen
Sunday 29 July - You vote. Choices are released and voting opens in late June.
Sunday 5 August - Fire in Babylon
Sunday 12 August - When We Were Kings
Sunday 19 August - Chariots of Fire
Sunday 26 August - You vote. Choices are released and voting opens in late July.
Behind the Screen is a monthly panel discussion about film, designed to complement the SLiQ Flicks program. Hosted by Sarah Ward, a noted film journalist, along with guest speakers, it's held on the second last Thursday of each month from 6pm. It's free but you must book here. See the website for further details
More Information: Visit the website here to check for upcoming films and to see choices when they are released.