Fiction into Film: MATILDA by Roald Dahl

Event date: 
Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
Upstate Films
6415 Montgomery Street / Rt.9
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Presented by Oblong Books in partnership with Upstate Films in Rhinebeck

Based on the bestselling children's novel by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Matilda Wormwood is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. In the film adaptation Matilda's crude, distant father  is played by Danny DeVito, and her mother by Rhea Perlman. Agatha Trunchbull, played by Pam Ferris, is terrifying. When Matilda realizes she has the power of telekinesis, she begins to defend her friends from Trunchbull's wrath and fights back against her unkind parents.


After the film: Oblong's Nicole Brinkley will lead a book discussion for all ages.

Perfect for a family read and for children ages 8-12

Film Tickets: $10 Adults / $8 Seniors and Students / $6 Upstate Members and kids under 16. 

Available online in advance or day-of at the box office (cash and check only).


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Matilda Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142410370
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 16th, 2007