11 and 18 SEP 2016 | GOMA | Cinema A
Brisbane Festival and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art present two classic adaptations of Snow White - the silent live-action film Snow White 1916 directed by J Searle Dawley and the animated feature it inspired, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 produced by Walt Disney.
These beautifully restored films re-imagine the famed German fairy tale which has captured the imagination of multiple generations since its publication in a collection of folk tales by the Brothers Grimm in 1812.
Walt Disney was inspired to create his timeless masterpiece Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 after seeing the playful silent film as a boy, declaring years later "I thought it was the perfect story… It had the sympathetic dwarfs… the heavy… the prince and the girl. The romance… the perfect story."
Thought lost for many years, the silent Snow White was discovered in 1992 and lovingly restored by the George Eastman House film archive. A cheeky, whimsical production, Snow White— presented here with live musical accompaniment —captures the elements that audiences know and love: the beautiful princess, her wicked stepmother, the playful dwarfs and the handsome prince who spirits her away to Happily Ever After.
Purchase online through qtix or at the GOMA Box Office from one hour prior to performance.
*Valid pensioner, seniors or FT student card required. Child aged 3–12 years, under 3 years free
†Valid QAGOMA Member or Foundation Card required