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The Red Shoes

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

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CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of 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. Read more

The Small Back Room

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

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CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of 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. Read more

Gone to Earth

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

Gone to Earth poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Fims of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

Gone to Earth (1950), 110 mins..

Significantly changed for the U.S. release by David O. Selznick and retitled The Wild Heart, Powell and Pressburger’s romantic drama Gone to Earth tells the story of a tempestuous Welsh gypsy maid who ultimately faces a struggle for her body and soul. Read more

The Tales of Hoffmann

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

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CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

The Tales of Hoffmann (1951), 128 mins.

Powell and Pressburger create a phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this unique take on a classic story. The Tales of Hoffman is a feverishly romantic mix of music, dance, and visual effects, and one of the most exhilarating opera films ever produced. Read more

The Battle of the River Plate

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

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CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

The Battle of the River Plate (1956), 119 mins.

Widely regarded as one of the best and most intelligent British war dramas of the 1950s, Powell and Pressburger’s The Battle of the River Plate is the story of Britain’s first significant naval victory in World War II. Released in the U.S. as Pursuit of the Graf Spee. Read more

Ill Met by Moonlight

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

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CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER

Ill Met by Moonlight (1957), 102 mins.

Ill Met by Moonlight is set during World War II on the island of Crete and tells the story of two British officers whose job it is to kidnap a Nazi general. Also known as Night Ambush in the U.S., Powell and Pressburger’s superb war film is among their final collaborations. Read more

Peeping Tom

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

Peeping Tom poster

CSUN CINEMATHEQUE
The Films of MICHAEL POWELL

Peeping Tom (1960), 101 mins.

A frank exploration of voyeurism and violence, Michael Powell’s extraordinary Peeping Tom is the story of a psychopathic cameraman set on murderous revenge. Initially reviled for its deeply unsettling subject matter, the film has since been hailed as a masterpiece. Read more