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Sat 25 May 1:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
98 Mins
1996|DCP |US | D: Danny DeVito
Long before Tim Minchin’s musical, the 1996 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s story captured the hearts of a generation.

Neglected by her parents – a dodgy car salesman (Danny DeVito, who also directed and narrated the film) and his wife (Rhea Perlman) – the quick-witted and inquisitive Matilda (Mara Wilson) discovers she has psychic powers. Can she use her gifts to escape the cruelty of ornery principal Trunchbull (Pam Ferris) and save her fellow students and the kind-hearted Miss Honey?

‘A delightfully twisted fairytale that artfully juggles broad tomfoolery and sly drollery…  exuberantly quirky enough to please almost anyone’ – Variety

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601