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Public Screenings - October 2014

Charlie Chaplin with movie camera.  Announcement that screenings are open to the public and that admission is free.

I Know Where I'm Going! poster

Thurs, October 2 -- 7 PM

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.

A Matter of Life and Death poster

Thurs, October 9 -- 7 PM

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.

one way ticket to the moon poster

Friday,  October 10, 2014 -- 7:00 pm.

POLISH FILM FESTIVAL AT THE ARMER THEATER

One Way Ticket to the Moon (Bilet na ksiezyc) (2013), 123 min.

Set in 1969, ONE WAY TICKET TO THE MOON centers on two brothers as they travel across Poland in search of a few instant life experiences. When Adam is drafted into the Polish army and is sent to serve in the submarine section of the Navy, he sets off for the military base in Swinoujscie, along with his older brother Antoni. The two head for the Polish coast, a journey across Poland lasting several days and bringing about visits with old friends, as well as new acquaintances. Antoni's plan is to make sure that the trip prepares his younger brother for life in the army—including losing his virginity—to avoid becoming the laughingstock of the unit.​

Q&A and post-screening discussion with filmmakers Jacek Bromski, Ludek Drizhal, Spencer Gibb, Katarzyna Smiechowicz, and Daniel McVicar. Moderated by Tim Halloran.

Trailer (in Polish)

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.

Thurs, October 16 -- 7 PM

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. 

The Red Shoes poster

Thurs, October 23 -- 7 PM

MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

The Red Shoes (1948), 133 mins.

Powell and Pressburger’s quintessential backstage drama is also one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever brought to the screen. Featuring a dramatic and hallucinatory central dance sequence, The Red Shoes stands as a beautiful tribute to the life of an artist.

The Small Back Room poster

Thurs, October 30 -- 7 PM

MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

The Small Back Room (1949), 106 mins. 

The Small Back Room details the professional and personal travails of a troubled research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert. Deftly mixing suspense and romance, Powell and Pressburger’s moody and crackling character study is an atmospheric post-war gem.