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Black Narcissus

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:00pm

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The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

Black Narcissus (1947), 100 mins.

In Black Narcissus, a group of nuns struggle to establish a convent in the Himalayas, while forces conspire to drive the missionaries mad. This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of Powell and Pressburger’s sensuous style.  Read more

A Matter of Life and Death

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

A Matter of Life and Death poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

A Matter of Life and Death (1946), 104 mins.

Originally released in the U.S. under the title Stairway to Heaven, Powell and Pressburger create a special effects masterpiece in the World War II romantic fantasy A Matter of Life and Death. Considered by many critics to be among the greatest of all British films. Read more

I Know Where I’m Going!

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:00pm

I Know Where I'm Going! poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

I Know Where I’m Going! (1945), 91 mins.

In Powell and Pressburger’s stunningly photographed comedy, I Know Where I’m Going!, a headstrong young woman travels to remote Scotland to marry a rich lord. Stranded by stormy weather, she meets a handsome naval officer who threatens her carefully laid plans. Read more

A Canterbury Tale

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

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The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

A Canterbury Tale (1944), 124 mins.

A Canterbury Tale is set in the English countryside during the tumult of the Second World War and follows three modern day incarnations of Chaucer’s pilgrims. The film builds to a majestic climax that ranks as one of Powell and Pressburger’s greatest achievements. Read more

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), 163 mins.

Considered by many to be the finest British film ever made, Powell and Pressburger’s Colonel Blimp is a stirring cinematic masterpiece like no other. An emotional and slyly satirical film about war, love, aging, and obsolescence, shot in glorious Technicolor. Read more

One of Our Aircraft is Missing

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

One of Our Aircraft is Missing poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942), 102 mins.

One of Our Aircraft is Missing is the first film Powell and Pressburger made under the banner of their joint production company, The Archers. Echoing the plot of their previous film, here British pilots are caught behind enemy lines and must make their way to safety. Read more

49th Parallel

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

49th Parallel poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER


49th Parallel (1941), 123 mins.

A Nazi U-boat crew is stranded in Canada and must make its way across the border into the still-neutral United States. 49th Parallel is at once a compelling piece of anti-isolationist propaganda and a quick-witted wartime thriller from the team of Powell and Pressburger. Read more

Contraband

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

CONTRABAND poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

Contraband (1940), 92 mins.

One of the classic early collaborations between the British director-writer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Contraband is an entertaining espionage thriller set in London during the first year of World War II. Also known as Blackout for its U.S. release. Read more

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