Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger were to British film what Orson Welles was to Hollywood: Brilliant and eccentric innovators who told thoughtful and visually expressive stories.
The Grandview Library presents these four singular masterpieces from the 1940s. Beloved by real film connoisseurs, Powell and Pressburger were the "reel" deal.
Mondays in June at 6:30 pm (6/17 starts at 6 pm)
6/3: A Matter of Life and Death (1946; US title: Stairway to Heaven)
An injured, lovestruck pilot makes his case for heaven on earth. First ever Royal Film Performance. #2 British film on Total Film’s 2004 critics’ poll.
6/10: I’m Know Where I’m Going! (1945)
Turbulent weather and romance sidetrack a young Englishwoman on a Scottish island. Hailed by Martin Scorsese, Raymond Chandler, and British critic Barry Norman.
6/17: The Red Shoes (1948) SHOW STARTS AT 6 PM
A young dancer struggles to balance two passions. #9 on the BFI 100. A favorite of directors Brian De Palma and Martin Scorsese.
6/24: Black Narcissus (1947)
Tensions run high in a Himalayan convent. Two Oscars (Cinematography and Art Direction).
Shown in large-screen digital projection. Free popcorn.