Free Australian movie – Mao’s Last Dancer

Hawkesbury Library Service will screen Mao’s Last Dancer on Thursday, 31 March at 10am and again at 6pm, courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.

The 2009 drama was directed by Bruce Beresford, who also directed Breaker Morant, and is based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. The movie recounts Li Cunxin’s journey from a young, impoverished village boy to a world-famous professional dancer in the Houston and Australian Ballet.

The movie will be shown in the Tebbutt Room, Hawkesbury Central Library, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street Windsor and runs for 111 minutes. Refreshments will be available before the screenings and everyone is welcome to bring along snacks and drinks to enjoy during the film.

Free Movies @ Your Library are held on the last Thursday of each month, except for January.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford said the free screenings at the local library in Windsor are a great way to meet up with friends from the local area.

“It’s free entertainment in a comfortable environment with good sound and a large screen,” Councillor Ford said.

“Refreshments are also provided, so we do ask people to make sure they book in advance.”

To book, call 4560 4460 or email programs@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au with your name(s), contact number and which session you would like to attend. This film has a classified rating of PG. For films that are suitable for children, children under the age of 15 must still be accompanied by an adult. Suitability for viewing is at the discretion of the parent/carer.