DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURE
Ema + The Red Shoes
Thursday, November 12, 6:30 p.m.
Queens Drive-In, on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, is located at 47-01 111th Street, Corona, New York 11368
Dir. Pablo Larraín. Chile, 2020, 102 mins.With Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal, Paola Giannini, Santiago Cabrera. Adoptive parents Ema and Gastón are artistic free spirits in an experimental dance troupe whose lives are thrown into chaos when their son Polo is involved in a shockingly violent incident. Centering on the sinuous, electrifying art of reggaeton dance, Ema is an incendiary portrait of a lady on fire, the story of an artistic temperament forced to contend with societal pressure and the urge to conform. From world-class director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Neruda) comes another psychologically acute exhumation of Latin American life under restriction featuring an unforgettable heroine who is determined to move freely through the world, as she electrifies everyone and everything around her. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
PLEASE NOTE: Ema is rated R (for strong sexual content, nudity and language) and may not be considered appropriate for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.The Red Shoes
Dirs. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. UK, 1948, 133 mins. With Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer. Powell and Pressburger’s influential backstage drama masterpiece is the story of a rising star ballerina (Shearer) who comes undone by her own perfectionism for her craft, while also becoming embroiled in a love triangle. Meticulously directed, with eye-popping Technicolor cinematography by Jack Cardiff, The Red Shoes features an unforgettable extended fantasy ballet, Oscar-winning art direction and musical score, and a memorable climax that tragically expresses about how art can completely consume a life.
Tickets: $45 per car (up to 5 passengers per car). Members of the presenting organizations will receive a 15% discount. Order tickets online. Learn more about membership and join here. Doors will open each night around 6:30 p.m., events will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end by 11:00 p.m.
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