Christopher Nolan In Person to introduce the restored archival print screening of Powell and Pressburger's THE RED SHOES, the superb blending of music, dance and Technicolor cinematography (courtesy of Jack Cardiff) stars Moira Shearer as an aspiring ballerina, caught between two domineering men. Introduction by director and Film Foundation board member Christopher Nolan.
Presented by the American Cinematheque, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Film Foundation.
Matthew Bourne's American premiere of this beloved fairytale takes the stage at the Ahmanson Theatre with a new score by Terry Davies and a beautiful ensemble of dancers! All ticket buyers will be eligible to win passes to a performance of the show, which runs from September 15 to October 1.
THE RED SHOES
1948, MGM Repertory, 133 min, UK, Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
A delirious, shimmering Technicolor dream of a movie, THE RED SHOES stars Scottish dancer-turned-actress Moira Shearer (in her film debut) as an aspiring ballerina caught between the maniacal, domineering passion of impresario Anton Walbrook and the equally-controlling love of composer Marius Goring. An awesome, superbly fluid blending of dance, a Golden Globe-winning score and Jack Cardiff’s Technicolor cinematography.
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Restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in association with the BFI, the Film Foundation, ITV Global Entertainment Ltd. and Janus Films. Restoration funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Film Foundation and the Louis B. Mayer Foundation. Print courtesy of the Film Foundation Conservation Collection at the Academy Film Archive.