Screening & Live Event
The Red Shoes

With an introduction by Thelma Schoonmaker

Dirs. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. 1948, 134 mins. Restored 35mm print. With Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer. The story of a ballerina who becomes consumed by her obsession with her art was realized by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger with obsessive attention to the power of cinematic expression. The ultimate film about the way that art can take over life, The Red Shoes was recently restored, fittingly, with obsessive perfectionism. Thanks to this truly eye-opening restoration, which employed a state-of-the-art blend of photochemical and digital technology, The Red Shoes has never looked better. Recommended for ages 12+

Thelma Schoonmaker has edited all of Martin Scorsese's films since Raging Bull and won three Academy Awards. She was married to Michael Powell from 1984 to 1990.

Restored by 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. 


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Other Dates
April 9
4:00 pm