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Events & Excursions


If you want to join in (or present) any of these, or similar events or excursions, then please email Steve or contact the location mentioned. Similarly, if you would like to submit a report of an event or screening (even if it wasn't listed here) then that can be added to this web site.


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19 - 30 December 2005
Mark Fuller tells us:

Hi Steve, the dates as promised for films at The Arnolfini, Bristol in December; I'll copy these into the email list, if you can put them on the events page...
DateTimeEvent
Mon 19 Dec5.30The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
8.45I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
Tue 20 Dec5.30I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
7.30The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Wed 21 Dec5.30The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
8.45I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
Thu 22 Dec3.45A Canterbury Tale (1944)
6.15The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
9.00A Canterbury Tale (1944)
Fri 23 Dec3.45The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
6.30A Canterbury Tale (1944)
9.00The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
Wed 28 Dec3.45Black Narcissus (1947)
6.15The Red Shoes (1948)
.00Black Narcissus (1947)
Thu 29 Dec3.45The Red Shoes (1948)
6.30Black Narcissus (1947)
8.45The Red Shoes (1948)
Fri 30 Dec3.45Black Narcissus (1947)
6.15The Red Shoes (1948)
9.00Black Narcissus (1947)


17 December 2005
Nicky Smith tells us:

I'm not 100% sure what the Rubens connections is but AMOLAD is being shown at the National Gallery in December as one of a series of Rubens-connected events (along with Gangs of New York, Night of the Hunter and Intolerance - nope, absolutely no idea)

See www.nationalgallery.org.uk for details & booking.


15 December 2005
Tony tells us:

BN screening at Tyneside Cinema 15 December
Apologies if anyone else has posted about this, I thought it might be worthwhile if there's anyone else in the area. It's due to be screened Thursday 15 December at 6pm at the Tyneside Cinema (in Newcastle). The e-mail I got also said its a sparkling new print.

See Tyneside Cinema web site for details & booking.


14 December 2005
Tom Ruben tells us:

Black Narcissus and A Matter of Life and Death are showing at 12:15 next Sunday, 4th December, at the Curzon Soho in Shaftesbury Avenue.

They are up against stiff competition, though. At 12:00 also at the Curzon Soho there is a Georges Clouzot double bill of The Wages of Fear and Les Diaboliques.

See Curzon, Soho for details & booking.


1 December 2005
Jeremy Arnold tells us:

Here's something to add to your events list. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is showing a new BFI digital restoration of BN on Dec. 1, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Jack Cardiff is scheduled to speak before the film, and a printed flyer I have also says that Jean Simmons will speak as well. (Simmons is not mentioned on the web link, however.) Four other Powell (& Pressburger) films are to be shown that weekend, too.

For more details & tickets, see AMPAS web site.


27 November 2005
Graham Johnston tells us:
Thought I'd let you know that Black Narcissus is due to be screened at The Dukes Cinema in Lancaster on Sunday the 27th November at 8.30pm. I have the Criterion DVD of this, but have yet to see it on the big screen. Hope you can include this on your website news page.


16 - 17 November 2005

Pete McGill tells us:

AMOLAD is next up, being screened on Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th of November. The ticket office is 020 8253 1030 for anyone who may be interested in supporting the Clocktower's P'n'P mini season!

The ticket office is 020 8253 1030 www.croydon.gov.uk/clocktower


12 November - 1 December 2005

Phyllis Mayberg tells us:

The Fall program from The Stanford Theatre includes a few P&P titles:
DateTimeEvent
Sat 12 Nov7:30Black Narcissus (1947)
Sun 13 Nov3:45Black Narcissus (1947)
Sat 19 Nov7:30The Red Shoes (1948)
Sun 20 Nov3:05The Red Shoes (1948)
Thu 1 Dec7:30A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

I notice that they're showing TRS with An American in Paris. An interesting choice as it was only by screening TRS to the studio execs that Gene Kelly was allowed to include the ballet in An American in Paris - Steve


8 November 2005

Michael Eyers tells us:

The Little Theatre Cinema, Bath, will be showing The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943).

See their web site for details and booking.


6 - 30 November 2005

Rachel Hayward tells us:

Hello Steve,

My name is Rachel Hayward and I am the Cinemas Education Officer at Cornerhouse, Manchester. On 12th November I am holding a Powell and Pressburger Symposium. I would be most grateful if I could post details of this event (and maybe the two film introductions) on your website.
Of course, it would be great to see you at one of the events!

Beyond the Edge of the World: The Films of Powell and Pressburger
Saturday 12th November, 11.00 - 3.30pm
Cornerhouse, Manchester

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of the master of British cinema: Michael Powell, this full day event brings together Powell and Pressburger scholars for a chance to re-examine some classic British movies and commemorate Powell's 'Life in Film'.

Topics to be covered include Powell's Quota Quickies, a fresh look at Black Narcissus and an analysis of Powell and Pressburger's use of landscapes.

Speakers include Andrew Moor, co-editor of Michael Powell: International Perspectives on an English Film-maker, Roy Stafford, freelance film lecturer, Sarah Street, Professor of Film at the University of Bristol and Steve Chibnall, Professor of British Cinema at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Tickets: £10.00 full/£8.50 concs for the day symposium.

Please contact Rachel Hayward at rachel.hayward@cornerhouse.org for more information.

The Spy in Black (1939)
Wed 30 November, 6.20pm
This screening will be introduced by Andrew Moor, Senior Lecturer in Film in the Dept. of English at Manchester Metropolitan University.

This is also a great opportunity to see Smith (1939) a Michael Powell short from 1939 which was rediscovered in 2003 and which will precede the main feature.

Peeping Tom (1960)
Wed 16 November, 6.20pm
This screening will be introduced by Rachel Hayward, Cinemas Education Officer at Cornerhouse.

Many thanks for your time, I look forward to hearing from you.
Regards, Rachel

Rachel Hayward
Cinemas Education Officer

Cornerhouse
70 Oxford Street
Manchester
M1 5NH
Tel: 0161 200 1509    Fax: 0161 200 1506
rachel.hayward@cornerhouse.org


Also showing at the Cornerhouse in November 2005:
DateTimeEvent
Sun Nov 63:25The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Wed Nov 96:30A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Sat Nov 1211:00 am - 3:30 pmBeyond The Edge Of The World:
The Films Of Powell & Pressburger

All day symposium - see above
Sun Nov 136:20I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
Wed Nov 161:45 & 6:20Peeping Tom (1960)
The 6:20 screening will be introduced by Rachel Hayward
Sun Nov 204:00A Canterbury Tale (1944)
Wed Nov 236:15The Red Shoes (1948)
Sun Nov 274:10The Edge of the World (1937)
Wed Nov 306:20The Spy in Black (1939)
Plus Smith (1939)
Introduced by Andrew Moor


4 November - 1 December 2005
'belboid' tells us:

Hi,

I only found this website and group yesterday, a most joyous occasion in itself!

Then today I pick up the advance programme for the local arthouse - and there's a season by the masters in it! Almost everything too!

Listed below in alphabetical order, cos I can't see anywhere where it's listed chronologically yet - should be great tho!

49th Parallel (1941)
Wednesday 16 November only

Black Narcissus (1947)
Fri 4 - Thurs 10 November

A Canterbury Tale (1944)
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November

The Edge of the World (1937)
Monday 14 November only

Gone to Earth (1950)
Tuesday 29 November only

I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
Thursday 1 December only

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November only

A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Wednesday 23 November only

One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942)
Thursday 10 November only

The Red Shoes (1948)
Monday 28 November only

The Spy in Black (1939) plus Smith (1939)
Tuesday 15 November only

An Airmans Letter to his Mother (1941)
No date - I presume it is being shown with AMOLAD

Insights into Powell and Pressburger with Bal Kumar (film maker and academic in film screen writing)
Thursday 17th November 7-9pm

Full details and tickets at Sheffield Showroom.


2 November - 10 December 2005

Cornell University is showing a series of P&P films to mark Michael Powell's centenary.

Nov 2The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Nov 9The Edge of the World (1937)
Nov 16I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
Nov 30A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Dec 7The Red Shoes (1948)
Dec 10The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

And on November 19th, Thelma Schoonmaker will be giving a talk about her work. From what is says on their web site, it won't be specifically about P&P but I expect they'll get a few mentions. Thelma is a alumni of Cornel.


2 - 3 November 2005

Pete McGill tells us:

The David Lean Cinema at Croydon Clocktower is showing Black Narcissus on Wednesday & Thursday 2nd &3rd November 2005. Their blurb starts: "A new print of one of the greatest British films ever made..."

I'll be booking today! Hoping to see some of you there if you live within OysterCard reach of Croydon.

The ticket office is 020 8253 1030 www.croydon.gov.uk/clocktower


28 - 30 October 2005
Robert Beveridge of Napier University in Edinburgh tells us:

Dear Steve,
You may be interested to learn that over the weekend of 28th - 30th October of this year, I am organising a weekend at the Western Isles Hotel (no need for me to say where that is to you) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of IKWIG. [And the centenary of Michael Powell's birth]

Those attending - book via the hotel DBB for friday to sunday etc (not inc drinks) at around £255 for the weekend - will also be visiting the locations and given a tour of Moy castle.

I shall be giving lecture etc included in price

Hope you can publicise to all P&P fans

Do drop in for a coffee if you are in Edinburgh any time

best wishes

Robert Beveridge
Napier University
Edinburgh

Then Robert emailed me to say that he's arranged for people (small groups, about 6 at a time) to get a tour of Moy Castle - it's usually locked up.

More details as they become available.


26 - 27 October 2005
Michael Eyers tells us:

Black Narcissus (1947) is showing at the Duke of Yorks Cinema, Brighton on the following dates:

Wed October 26th - 13.45 & 18.30
Thurs October 27th - 13.30 & 18.30

See their web site for details & tickets (closer to the date).


23 October - 7 December 2005
Richard Peterson tells us:

After the Mill Valley Film Festival there will be a series of P&P films shown at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

They will be showing 14 films in 22 screenings including IKWIG, EotW, ACT, SiB, GTE, 49P, Blimp, PT, AoC, ToB, TRS, SBR, BN and AMOLAD.

See Full Details.


16 October 2005
Michael Eyers tells us:
The Arnolfini Art Gallery in Bristol is showing AMOLAD

See their web site for details & tickets.


14 - 22 October 2005
Michael Eyers tells us:
Cinema3 at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury will be showing the following PnP films in October:
Fri 14th, 6.20pm - Black Narcissus
Sun 16th, 2.50pm - The Red Shoes
Fri 21st, 8.50pm - A Matter of Life and Death
Sat 22nd, 6.20pm - A Canterbury Tale (original UK version)

I like the way they stress that it's the UK version of ACT.
We saw the American version at Canterbury last year - Steve

For more details on booking tickets go to www.kent.ac.uk/gulbenkian


14 - 17 October 2005
Llorenç Esteve tells us:

Hello Steve

How are you. I suppose that living a life full of activities about the Powell centenary. I write to give you news for your website. Catalan filmotheque is organizing a three screenings to celebrate the Powell centenary in Barcelona under the title "Centenari de Michael Powell". The dates are:

Date Time Event
14 Oct 19:30 Peeping Tom (1960)
El Fotógrafo del pánico
16 Oct 22:00 The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
El Ladrón de Bagdad
17 Oct 22:00 Peeping Tom (1960)

The address is: Filmoteca de Catalunya (Aquitania Theatre) Avda Sarria 33, Barcelona 08029.


13 - 30 October 2005
Bath Film Festival 2005:

...
2005 sees the centenary of the birth of Michael Powell, one of Britain's most celebrated directors. Bath Film Festival will be marking the occasion with screenings of some of his best-known work such as Peeping Tom and A Matter of Life and Death as well as some of his less well-known. Cinematographer Jack Cardiff and Powell's son Columba will be attending and there will be a Q & A with Andrew Moor, author of Powell and Pressburger: A Cinema of Magic Spaces. Bath Film Festival is also planning a commemorative brochure to mark the Michael Powell centenary.
...

The P&P related events are:
Sat 15 Oct16:00A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Post-film discussion with Jack Cardiff and Hein Heckroth's grandson, Christian Routh
21:10Peeping Tom (1960)
Sun 16 Oct15:00Herzog Blaubarts Burg (1964) (aka Bluebeard's Castle)
With Andrew Moor
Tue 18 Oct18:30Black Narcissus (1947)
With Jack Cardiff
All are being shown at the Little Theatre

For full details see the Bath Film Festival web site.


8, 9 & 12 October 2005
Michael Eyers tells us:

Tribute to Michael Powell at the Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, California.

Date Time Event
Sat Oct 8 6:30pm Tribute to Michael Powell by Thelma Schoonmaker
Sun Oct 9 12:15pm I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
Wed Oct 12 8:30pm The Red Shoes (1948)

After the Mill Valley Film Festival, there will be a series of P&P films shown at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center.


8 October 2005
Michael Eyers tells us:

I managed to find the following screening of AMOLAD: Day School, A Michael Powell Centenary Event: An Englishman's Home is the Movies - 8/10/2005 at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford

Box Office: 0870 7010200 (8:30am - 8:30pm)

Update:
It's not just the day school and the AMOLAD screening. They're showing 6 films in 15 screenings in October.
Date Time Event Location
Sat 8 Oct   Day School: "An Englishman's Home is the Movies"  
Sat 8 Oct 13:00 A Matter of Life and Death (1946) C
Sun 9 Oct 17:00 A Matter of Life and Death (1946) C
Fri 14 Oct 18:15 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945) C
Fri 14 Oct 20:15 Black Narcissus (1947) C
Sat 15 Oct 18:15 Black Narcissus (1946) C
Sat 15 Oct 20:15 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945) C
Sun 16 Oct 15:15 Black Narcissus (1946) C
Mon 17 Oct 19:45 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) C
Tue 18 Oct 16:15 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) C
Thu 20 Oct 10:30 The Spy in Black (1939) P
Thu 20 Oct 16:15 The Spy in Black (1939) C
Thu 20 Oct 20:30 The Spy in Black (1939) C
Sat 22 Oct 15:15 The Red Shoes (1948) P
Sun 23 Oct 17:30 The Red Shoes (1948) P
Locations:
C = The Cubby Broccoli Cinema P - Pictureville Cinema

They are also running a special Film Studies Day School about Michael Powell An Englishman's Home is the Movies. will focus on Powell's own approach to the magic of 'pure cinema' and will include a full screening of A Matter of Life and Death (1945), one of the best Technicolor films ever made. If you don't know about Britain's most exciting director this is a good place to start.
Sat, Oct 8
Course price £12; conc. £8


8 October 2005
Adrian Danks tells us:

Film culture just keeps coming in Melbourne (& not just on the web). Alongside the screenings being held to mark the centenary (already listed on the web-site) - more in Melbourne than anywhere else in Australia of course - & the articles on most of the films posted to Senses of Cinema (including another soon to be uploaded by Peter Kemp on The Tales of Hoffmann), a seminar is also being held at RMIT University with talks by Kevin Powell, Brian McFarlane, John Flaus (one of the legends of Australian film culture & who interviewed MP just prior to his death), Jeanette Hoorn, Ken Mogg (editor of the MacGuffin), Peter Kemp & someone who shall remain nameless. Details below. Steve, can you add this to the list of events on the web-site.

"All Art Is One"
The Visionary Cinema of Powell & Pressburger
Free Seminar

To celebrate the Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger season, as well as the 100th anniversary of Powell's birth, the Melbourne Cinémathéque is co-presenting a seminar with RMIT University's School of Applied Communication on Saturday October 8, from 11:00am-5:15pm.

Speakers will include Powell and Pressburger experts, fans, and family members, as well as British cinema scholars Brian McFarlane, John Flaus, Jeanette Hoorn, Kevin Powell, Ken Mogg, Peter Kemp and Adrian Danks. The seminar will also feature screenings of clips, short documentaries, home movies, production footage and homages to Powell and Pressburger's work.

Admission is FREE and the seminar will take place at RMIT University, City Campus, Radio Theatre, Ground Floor, Building 9, Cnr of Franklin and Bowen Streets. Bookings not essential.
Enquiries: adrian.danks@rmit.edu.au

TimeEvent
 THE WORLD OF POWELL & PRESSBURGER
11:00Michael Powell: South Bank Show (1986 - extract)
11:05Introduction and welcome (Peter Kemp)
11:20Powell's 'home movies' (Scottish expeditions; during the production of Gone to Earth; Peeping Tom)
11:30'All this filming, it's not healthy': The act of seeing in Powell & Pressburger's cinema (Adrian Danks)
12:05Return to The Edge of the World (1978)
12:30Un-British filmmaking in the UK: Powell & Pressburger (John Flaus)
1:05Excerpt from The Ballet of The Red Shoes
1:15Lunch break (or screening of 30 min. documentary, I Know Where I'm Going Revisited (1994)
 WORKING WITH MICHAEL POWELL/POWELL IN BRITAIN
1:50An Airman's Letter to His Mother (1941)
1:55Powell, Englishness and English actors (Brian McFarlane)
2:30Excerpts from documentaries on Leo Marks, Jack Cardiff, Rumer Godden
2:45Powell and Hitchcock - two masters (Ken Mogg)
 POWELL IN AUSTRALIA
3:30Comedy and Eros in Michael Powell's Australian Films (Jeanette Hoorn)
4:05Footage of Powell working on They're a Weird Mob and Age of Consent
4:20Working with my father (Kevin Powell)
4:55Endings, questions & summations


7 & 9 October 2005
Michael Eyers tells us:
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA are showing The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

See their web site for details and tickets.


2 October 2005
Tom Ruben tells us:

On Sunday 2nd October the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith are showing:-

1:00 pmThe Red Shoes (1948)
plus
3:55 pmA Matter of Life and Death (1946)

and if you're a glutton for classic film punishment, you can stay on for their evening Jean Vigo double bill:-

7:00 pmZero de Conduite (1933)
plus
8:05 pmL'Atalante (1934)

The Riverside is at Crisp Road, W6. Nearest underground Hammersmith.


30 September - 8 December 2005

Following on from the Edinburgh Film Festival, a series of P&P films will be shown at the Edinburgh Filmhouse.

DateEvent
30 Sep - 3 OctBlack Narcissus (1947)
3 - 4 OctThe Edge of the World (1937)
5 - 6 OctA Canterbury Tale (1944)
14 - 16 OctThe Spy in Black (1939
18 - 20 OctA Matter of Life and Death (1946)
21 - 22 OctThe Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1945)
23 - 24 OctI Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
1 - 3 NovThe Red Shoes (1948)
5 - 6 NovThe Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
16 - 17 Nov49th Parallel (1941)
23 - 24 NovThe Small Back Room (1949)
26 - 27 NovGone to Earth (1950)
3 - 4 DecContraband (1940)
7 - 8 DecPeeping Tom (1960)

Contact the Edinburgh Filmhouse for times and tickets.


30 September & 2 October 2005
Michael Eyers tells us:

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California are showing Black Narcissus. At the screening on Fri Sept 30th they are also showing the South Bank Show documentary about Michael Powell.

See their web site for details and tickets


30 September 2005
Michael Eyers tell us:

Michael Powell's The Red Shoes at MOMA, NYC

September 30 marks the centenary of the birth of writer-director Michael Powell (1905-1990), one of cinema's greatest artists. To commemorate this occasion, the Department of Film and Media presents one of Powell's most beloved collaborations with Emeric Pressburger.

Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film and Media, and Thelma Schoonmaker.


28 September - 12 October 2005
Cinémathèque Melbourne

All Art Is One: The Visionary Cinema of Powell and Pressburger

Featuring many recent archival restorations and films long unseen in Australia, All Art is One marks the 100th anniversary of director Michael Powell's birth with a retrospective of his own work and his collaborations with writer Emeric Pressburger

The Archers - as Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger called themselves - are amongst the greatest collaborations in the history of cinema. Their romantic films explore the power of vision and artistic creation, combining music, dance, painting, literature and photography with the most cinematic of imaginations. Aesthetically singular, their films melded a quintessential Englishness with a baroque, often dark European sensibility. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Powell's birth on 30 September 1905, this season of imported 35mm prints presents many Powell and Pressburger films rarely seen in Australia, together with films from Powell's solo career, including landmarks (, The Red Shoes and The Tales of Hoffmann) underrated works (The Small Back Room, Contraband), reconstructed masterpieces (Gone to Earth, Peeping Tom), and Powell's Antipodean odysseys (They're a Weird Mob).

28 September - 12 October
Wed 28 Sep19:00Gone to Earth (1950)
Wed 28 Sep21:00The Small Back Room (1949)
Plus An Airman's Letter to His Mother (1941)
Wed 5 Oct19:00Age of Consent (1969)
Wed 5 Oct21:00The Red Shoes (1948)
Sat 8 OctAll dayPowell Seminar @ RMIT
Wed 12 Oct19:00The Edge of the World (1937)
Wed 12 Oct20:30The Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
Sat 15 Oct15:00The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)
Sat 15 Oct16:00Contraband (1940)
Sat 15 Oct17:45I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
Sun 16 Oct15:00They're a Weird Mob (1966)
Sun 16 Oct17:00Peeping Tom (1960)

Further info can be found at their site - www.afc.gov.au/cinematheque


25 September 2005
Michael Eyers tell us:

The New Park Cinema at Chichester will be screening Black Narcissus - Sunday 25th Septemeber, 1.15pm

Michael

ps - And it clashes with AMOLAD in Brighton - Bummer...


25 September 2005
Michael Eyers tell us:

Just happened upon this site today. I'm unable to post the contents so was wondering if you can oblige...

Michael

Ps - I just phoned the cinema to confirm and it's on at 2pm (although not listed on their web page yet). Tickets will not be on sale for a few weeks.

Cinemas of the Mind

Sunday 25 September 2005 (afternoon screening)
A Matter of Life and Death - Dir Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger UK 1946
This screening has been selected to celebrate the centenary of Michael Powell's birth. A fantastical, visionary work, A Matter of Life and Death excels in almost every way without ever losing sight of its humanity.

British wartime aviator, Peter Carter (David Niven) survives death due to a mix up in heaven. Peter meets June (Kim Hunter) and falls in love. This changes everything, and since it happened through no fault of his own, Peter figures that heaven owes him a second chance. Heaven agrees to a trial to decide his fate.

Introduction and post screening discussion led by Ian Christie, Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College, University of London; author of, A Matter of Life and Death, London, BFI Film Classics Series, 2000

For further details and confirmation of time please see the Duke of York's programme. Tickets for the post screening discussion £4.00 can be booked from the Duke of York's Picture House. Film tickets £6.50 / £5.00 Duke of York's members. - 01273 602503 www.picturehouses.co.uk


23 - 25 September 2005
Michael Eyers tell us:

The Metro Cinema, Derby, will be showing Black Narcissus (1947) on 23 - 25 September.

See their web site for details and booking.


15 September - 12 October 2005
Michael Eyers tells us:

The Visionary Cinema of Powell and Pressburger Tours Australia

A season of imported and rarely seen 35mm prints of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's work will be part of the Cinémathèque screenings in Hobart, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Michael Powell (1905-1990) and Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988) wrote, produced and directed 22 films together and their work was deemed to be one of the greatest collaborations in the history of cinema, unlike anything else to have come out of Britain from the late 1930s to the early 1970s. The duo puzzled critics for most of their working lives but were critically reappraised in the early 1980s and championed by devotees Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese for their "real film magic".

Powell and Pressburger's films combine music, dance, painting, literature and photography, working across a number of familiar genres such as noir, melodrama, the war film, the ballet film, and the murder-thriller. Aesthetically singular, their films melded a quintessential Englishness with a baroque, often dark European sensibility.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Powell's birth, landmark films from his solo career will also screen, including The Edge of the World and The Red Shoes, reconstructed masterpieces such as Gone to Earth, the notorious cult classic Peeping Tom, and Antipodean odysseys such as They're a Weird Mob and the newly restored Age of Consent.

Hobart: State Theatre, 5 - 19 September
Perth: FTI Cinema, 7 - 28 September
Adelaide: Mercury Cinema, 3 - 17 October
Melbourne: ACMI Cinemas, 28 September - 12 October

The National Cinémathèque presents the classics, archival rarities and secret gems of the world's film heritage to Australian audiences, celebrating the diversity of the cinema experience on the big screen - as it was meant to be seen - and features curated seasons that showcase cinema's esteemed filmmakers and artists.

The National Cinémathèque is curated by the Melbourne Cinémathèque and presented by the Australian Film Commission with the assistance of partners across Australia.

See the National Cinèmathéque website at www.afc.gov.au/cinematheque for further details and membership information.


10 September 2005

John Clark (one of the boys in ACT) tells us:

There's an event going on in the Canterbury area to remind people what it was like when the East Enders from London used to go "Hopping Down to Kent". The gathering of the hop harvest was labour intensive and it gave the East Enders their only chance for a cheap holiday, so everyone was happy.
The hopping event is on Sat 10th Sept in two parts
The morning is at a hop farm at Old Wives Lees near Chilham.
The afternoon is at Boughton to see the hops being dried in a traditional oast house
the phone is 01233 813 186


4 - 25 September 2005
John Oz Gleeson tells us:
In September, Powell and Pressburger will be honored with 8 films on Turner Classic (in the US of A):

DateTimeFilm
04 Sep 200520:00The Edge of the World (1937)
04 Sep 200521:15Return to the Edge of the World (1978)
04 Sep 200521:45The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
11 Sep 200520:0049th Parallel (1941)
11 Sep 200522:15The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
18 Sep 200520:00Stairway to Heaven (1947)
18 Sep 200522:00Black Narcissus (1947)
25 Sep 200520:00The Red Shoes (1948)
25 Sep 200522:30Peeping Tom (1960)

So it looks like you Americans will be curled up in from of the TV every Sunday night in September.

BTW Note the title (and date) of Stairway to Heaven (1947).
I expect it'll be the "proper" version that they show, rather than the original American release without the naked goat herd. That American version is hardly ever seen nowadays.


2 - 4 September 2005
Andrew Moor of Bangor University tells us:

Dear Steve,
Below are some details of what promises to be a major conference devoted solely to Michael Powell, which I am organising at the University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd in September 2005. I thought you would like to note the following on the website (incidentally, I am (as always) on the look out for "funding opportunities", so feel free to direct any benefactors my way with offers to help towards the conference costs.. !)

******************************************
Michael Powell Centenary Conference.
Sept. 2/3/4th 2005 (deadline for proposals Oct. 31st 2004)
Dept of English, University of Wales, Bangor

Plenary Speakers (provisional):
Professor Ian Christie (Birkbeck, London),
Lesley Stern, University of California, San Diego

For further information, please contact Dr Andrew Moor, Dept of English, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG, Wales, or email him at els604@bangor.ac.uk

Details


30 August 2005
Richard Layne writes:

The Chichester Film Festival has a selection of vintage South Bank Show documentaries, including the 1986 programme about Michael Powell which is showing on 30th August: see www.chichestercinema.org.

Richard


28 August 2005
Paul Tritton writes:

Our annual reunion and location walk for devotees of A Canterbury Tale will be a "Michael Powell Centenary Walk" from Bekesbourne to Wickhambreaux, near Canterbury.

Meet at Bekesbourne Railway Station at 11.45 am

We will see the farmhouse where Michael was born on September 30, 1905, visit the church where he was baptised, then walk down the valley of the Nailbourne and the Little Stour, spending time at places Michael described in the opening chapters of A Life in Movies.

At Wickhambreaux we will explore locations where scenes featuring Sheila Sim, John Sweet and Eric Portman were filmed in the summer of 1943, then return via Ickham and Garrington Farms, arriving back at Bekesbourne Station between 5 and 6 pm. There will be plenty of time for .pub stops. en route but bring a picnic lunch in case there are long queues for bar snacks.

More details.


23 - 30 August 2005
Jan Gray tells us:

I'm visiting Paris this week ... so close and yet so far from all these exciting NFT goings on. But this week in Paris at the Reflet Medicis there is a second week of PnP films. Tonight was L'espion Noir (version originale = English with French subtitles). This site was helpful: www.versionoriginale.com

Coming up are (according to a photo I took of the schedule on display):

Mer 24Une Question De Vie ou De Mort14h 16h 18h 20h 22h
Jeu 25Le Voyeur14h 16h 18h 20h 22h
Ven 26Je Sais ou Je Vais (IKWIG)14h 16h 18h 20h 22h
Sam 27Les Contes d'Hoffman14h 16h30 19h 21h30
Dim 28Les Chaussons Rouges14h 16h30 19h 21h30
Lun 29Le Narcisse Noir14h 16h 18h 20h 22h
Mar 30Colonel Blimp14h 17h15 20h30

Any other PnP'ers in Paris?


21 August 2005
Thelma Schoonmaker tells us:

The Netherlands Film Museum in Amsterdam will be screening Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955) on Sunday, August 21st as part of their "Wide Screen Weekend"

Contact is Catherine Cormon, Programme Production.
Telephone: 31 20 58 91 41.
Email: mailto:ccormon@filmmuseum.nl
Address: Vondelpark 3, 1071 AA Amsterdam, Postbus 74782.
Email info@filmmuseum.nl


17 August 2005

AMOLAD on a summer evening

In conjunction with the Powell (& Pressburger) season at the NFT, FilmFour are screening AMOLAD in the courtyard of Somerset House on the banks of the Thames.

Cutting edge technology and the splendour of the 18th century courtyard combine for The Summer Screen, an inspired programme of classic films, favourites and special previews. A stunning setting ideal for an urban picnic, with global cuisine and live DJing.

Doors open at 6.30pm, and there will be DJs playing from 7.30pm. Film begins 9.00pm for a 9.15pm start.

See Somerset House web site for full details.


14 August 2005
BBC 2 Scotland tells us:

ArtWorks Scotland
Sunday, August 14 at 10pm on BBC Two Scotland

What do film-makers Martin Scorsese, Baz Luhrmann, Andrew "Trainspotting" Macdonald, "Dawn of the Dead" director George A Romero, Stephen Frears, Nic Roeg, Bertrand Tavernier and Sir Alan Parker have in common? They all appear in ArtWorks Scotland discussing why they admire the work of Michael Powell, - for many Britain's greatest director.

On the 100th anniversary of his birth and as the Edinburgh International Film Festival celebrates his work with a major retrospective in August, Artworks opens a new season of programmes by inviting these film-makers to share their thoughts on what it is that defines Michael's Powell magic. Powell himself credits his scriptwriter Emeric Pressburger with defining his films: "My whole work in films would have been quite different if I hadn't met Emeric when I did. It was a beautiful mind that I responded to. He didn't have to be Hungarian or English or anything."

Says Bertrand Tavernier: "Powell and Pressburger wrote women's characters which were 30 years in advance of their time. They were really not only unique in the British cinema, absolutely unique.... . Not only that but the love, the love story, is full of reality. Of sex. You feel that he was a director who was in love with women"

The Red Shoes from 1947 is perhaps Powell's best known film. For many film-makers the Powell achievements were about technical innovation. Sir Alan Parker tells ArtWorks: "It must have been wonderful to watch. You know, you come out of the war, the whole experience. Everything was drab, the movies were in the main black and white - even the good ones - suddenly they saw that beautiful theatrical colour, must have been a great experience... They are extraordinary achievements, when you think that the old Technicolour camera was about the size of an old Ford Cortina. And to use it with such finesse I think was quite wonderful."

On the same film, the Australian Director Baz Luhrmann (director of Moulin Rouge) says that after watching The Red Shoes he developed "a great passion for this heightened cinema, this cinema of the artificial, so The Red Shoes became this grand influence on Moulin Rouge."

And it's not just mainstream film-makers who admire Powell. George Romero, Zombie horror director of such classics as "Night of the Living Dead" fell in love with Powell's The Tales of Hoffmann. "I was completely drawn into it even at age eleven. And particularly the fantasy elements: the vampiric nature of Juliet and the mechanical doll, and tearing the doll apart and all those characters that Helpmann played, you know and taking the masks off, things that just knocked me out, you know."

Realist British director Stephen Frears likes the film Powell made without Pressburger. Peeping Tom, made in 1960. Peeping Tom was the film that finished Powell's career in Britain. But for the emerging British realist directors, - including Frears - Peeping Tom was something special: "It's such an original idea and so brilliantly executed. I remember it being very frightening on a very simple entertaining level. The man sees himself, photographs himself killing people. Very modern, very firm, very solid."

The programme is narrated by Peter Capaldi and directed is Simon Pitts.


8 August 2005
Chelsea Spear tells us:

Don't know if anyone else has gotten the Harvard Film Archive calendar, but a many members of the extended PnP family will make appearances in the coming months.

The HFA is showing I Know Where I'm Going! as part of a double-feature of films in which Wendy Hiller stars on 8 August -- the top half of a double bill that also features Outcast of the Islands. Wendy's well represented in their summer series, as they have also programmed a double bill of Asquith & Howard's Pygmallion and Pascal's Major Barbara on 25 July. (The description of the former cites her "weird and fascinating film presence." Hmm!)

Additionally, Anton Walbrook makes an appearance in La Ronde (showing on 4 and 6 August).

And this isn't even counting the double bill of Renoir's Hollywood films, the rare Sins of Howard Diddlebock screening, etc.

If there are any Boston PnPers (other than myself and Dan) or folks passing through New England at that time, let's make plans to see some movies.


August 2005
Ian Christie tells us:

There'll be a retrospective at the NFT in August followed by one at the Edinburgh Film Festival

See London timetable
and Edinburgh timetable.


2 July - 30 November 2005
Thelma Schoonmaker tells us:

I haven't told you about the Dulwich College Exhibition honoring Michael (and his brother John) until now. I wanted to find out if non-Dulwich people could visit it.

We have been scanning some wonderful correspondence between Michael and John and their mother when they were in school there.

The original letters will be exhibited and Michael's fantastic talent for writing and his humor are evident throughout.

See Full Details

The exhibition will be opened on July 2nd (Founder's Day) by Prof. Ian Christie.
The exhibition continues during Library hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on weekdays only in term time until Wednesday July 6. It resumes during Michaelmas Term on Wednesday 31 August until Wednesday 30 November; closed (half-term) 17-30 October. Visitors from outside the College must report to Reception.


1 - 11 July 2005
Natacha Thiery tells us:

A series of 19 of Powell's films will be shown at the next La Rochelle Festival

See Full Programme


30 June 2005
Sarah Roome tells us:

The BBC Radio 4 feature has had its broadcast date changed. It will now be on 30 June 2005 at 11:30 and repeated on Sunday 3 July at 00:15.


29 June 2005
Barbara Siek tells us:
Interesting article on Age of Consent and wonderful comments by Mirren on Mickey in the Sydney Herald. Great photo of Mirren and Mason.

They are showing the restored version of Age of Consent (1969) at the State Theatre on Sunday, June 19, during the Sydney Film Festival. Afterwards, Herald film writer Garry Maddox will chair a discussion in the Festival Club with composer Peter Sculthorpe, editor Anthony Buckley, associate producer Michael Pate and production manager - and son of the director - Kevin Powell.


26 June 2005
Mark Fuller tells us:
Just a quick advert ... Sunday June 26th, 2.00pm Bristol Silents are presenting Jack Cardiff in conversation with Matthew Sweet, to be followed at 3.45pm by a screening of The Informer (1929) on which Jack worked as a production runner, and in which his father appears ... live accompaniment too.

Joint ticket £8.00 (£5.00 concessions) from the Watershed. www.bristolsilents.org.uk for details...

Both Jack and Matthew are great raconteurs, so it should be great fun, and The Informer is splendid, better than John Ford's version IMHO, very atmospheric...so come along and say hi...


23 - 25 June 2005
Natacha Thiery tells us:

I am organising a 3-day conference on Powell, here in Paris.

See Michael Powell, la passion iconoclaste du cinéma

Natacha adds that all papers will be presented in French as she wants to spread the word about P&P in France.


20 June 2005
Graham Johnston tells us:
I thought I'd inform you that Peeping Tom (1960) is due to be screened at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal on Monday 20th of June at 8pm.

The contact 'phone number is 01539 725133 & website is www.breweryarts.co.uk


1 June 2005
Terry Hanstock tells us:

As part of the Historical Adventures Study Day run by postgraduates at the School of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, there will a paper Fantasy and History in The Thief of Baghdad (1940) presented by Kristian Moen.

See UEA web site for more details.


26 May 2005
Tracey Brown tells us:

They're a Weird Mob (1966) will be showing in Sydney as part of the 1st Italian/Australian Film Festival.

TaWM will be shown twice:
26 May - Introduced by John O'Grady, who wrote the book the film is based on
27 May - Presented by the Mayor of Leichhardt Council, Alice Murphy

For full programme and festival details, see The Weird Mob festival site.


20 May - 2 October 2005
Alexander Gleason tells us:
Currently running at the British Library till early Oct.- exibition of life & works of Hans Christian Anderson. Mostly paintings and open books with illustrations - OK, why not... But also tucked away down one side of the room, a tiny screen with a clip from The Red Shoes ballet right beside a case holding the actual shoes!!
[Sounds good, but I believe that there were quite a few pairs of THE Red Shoes made. They had to be pristine for the close-ups and ballet dancers do get through those shoes at quite a rate. So they are probably One of the pairs of THE Red Shoes]

Good eh?

For more details, see the British Library web site


13 - 15 May 2005
Natacha Thiery tells us:

There will be a tribute to Powell at next Cannes festival for the centenary, with Scorsese and Thelma.

Fri May 13th 49th Parallel (1941) Possibly on the beach
TBC
Sat May 14th Black Narcissus (1947) 15:00
Sat May 14th I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) 17:15
Mon May 15th The Edge of the World (1937) 16:45
Mon May 15th A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
+ An Airman's Letter to his Mother (1941)
18:15


8 May 2005
Graham Johnston tells us:
A Matter Of Life And Death is being screened at The Dukes Cinema in Lancaster on Sunday 8th May @ 7.30pm.

Their 'phone number is 01524 598505 & web site is www.dukes-lancaster.org


6 - 31 May 2005
There will be a major Michael Powell retrospective, Michael Powell: Beauty Unending, at the Walter Reade Theater at the Lincoln Center complex, NYC in May.

For more details, see the press release


4 May 2005
Michael Eyers asks us:
Anyone fancy a day out by the sea?

Brighton International Film Society is showing Peeping Tom at the Duke of York's Picture House on Wednesday 4th May.

"On May 4th, Laura Mulvey, one of the most celebrated pioneers of feminist film theory will lead the post film discussion of Peeping Tom. Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her groundbreaking 1975-essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema helped establish feminist film theory as a legitimate field of academic study. Much of her critical work investigates questions of voyeurism, spectatorial identification and its relationship to the male gaze, and she has written as well as given a brilliant commentary on Peeping Tom for the Criterion Collection DVD series.

With the camera taking such a central role, Peeping Tom is a particularly suitable film for Laura to discuss the voyeuristic and psychoanalytical aspects of cinema. Come along for the discussion and you will also have the opportunity to ask questions"

The screening time has yet to be confirmed but it is usually around 6.30 pm. More info can be found on the following web sites:

www.brightoninternationalfilmsociety.org
www.picturehouses.co.uk/site/cinemas/Brighton/local.htm

I'm looking forward to this as the Duke's has a good size screen and the carrot cake is excellent!


2 - 13 May 2005
Graham Johnston tells us:
Thought I'd let you know that the town of Kendal (12 miles north of myself) is holding a 40's Fortnight in early May and amongst the various events being held is a series of appropriate films from that era at the Brewery Arts Centre. There is only one P&P film in the following list but the other titles may be of interest to yourself & fellow PPAS members

Mon 2 May A Canterbury Tale 2pm & 8pm
Tue 3 May The Way To The Stars 2pm & 8pm
Wed 4 May It Always Rains On Sunday 2pm & 8pm
Sun 8 May Dead Of Night 2pm & 7.30pm
(with pre-screen talk)
Tue 10 May In Which We Serve 2pm & 8pm
Wed 11 May Millions Like Us 2pm & 8pm
Fri 13 May Brief Encounter 2pm & 8pm

Was very surprised to see ...Sunday on the list as this is rarely screened on TV & unbelievable to have it on the big screen (don't think I've seen this one myself). Anyway, better not digress into non-P&P stuff!!

The contact 'phone number is 01539 725133 & website is www.breweryarts.co.uk

So, if any PaPAS members are holidaying in the Lakes at that time, I hope this information is useful.

What-ho,

Graham Johnston


10 April 2005
Thelma Schoonmaker will be presenting I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) at the Philadelphia Film Festival.


12 March 2005
Johnny Socha tells us:

Living just five miles away from Bradford I am anxiously anticipating Jack's visit to the Bradford Film Festival (his fourth). I have been to all of his previous visits, but haven't met any group members there.

Is anyone going to be there this year?

It would be nice to put a face to some of the names. If you'd like to meet up drop me a line.

More details about Bradford Film Festival and Jack Cardiff on Cinematography


5 - 13 March 2005
Bergamo Film Meeting
Bergamo, Nr. Milan, Italy "The Eyes of Desire" The Centenary of Michael Powell

Nineteen years ago, in 1986, Bergamo Meeting Film organized the first Italian retrospective dedicated to Michael Powell (with and without Emeric Pressburger): 35 films of the only European classic director who had always resisted the call of Hollywood.

In this, his centenary year, they will be showing 5 of his films:

  • One of Our Aircraft is Missing (Volo senza ritorno, 1942)
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Duello a Berlino, 1943)
  • A Matter of Life and Death (Scala al Paradiso, 1946)
  • Black Narcissus (Narciso nero, 1947)
  • Peeping Tom (L'occhio che uccide, 1960)


26 February 2005
Terry Hanstock reports:

'Canned' series offers a film buff's dream

The Grand Rapids Press
Sunday, January 02, 2005
By John Douglas

It isn't often you get to see a good movie and do a good turn at the same time. Bring a donation of canned goods for the Northwest Food Pantry as your ticket to Schuler Books and Music's "Canned" Film Festival series. There is no admission charge, and there will be free popcorn and door prizes.

The films will show at Schuler's Alpine store, 3165 Alpine Ave. NW. Films begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Feb. 26

The Red Shoes -- A beautiful film, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, with Anton Walbrook and Moira Shearer, delves into the world of ballet.


11 - 13 February 2005
There will be a screening of A Canterbury Tale in Bognor Regis on 12th February 2005 as part of a Spirit of the 40s weekend in aid of the Royal British Legion.

The film will be followed by a talk about the film illustrated with a slide show by writer Paul Tritton, the author of the brilliant book 'A Canterbury Tale' - Memories of a classic wartime movie.

Read the full details or download the Word document.

This event has had to be CANCELLED. The promoters were unable to hire the film.


29 January 2005
Found in a newsgroup

The Loew's Jersey Theatre Presents A Mini-Marathon of Action-Adventure Movies on Saturday, Jan. 29

2:30 PM
The Thief of Bagdad
Starring Sabu, Conrad Veidt, John Justin, June Duprez, Rex Ingram.
Directed by Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, and others. (1940, 120 minutes)
This Technicolor Arabian Nights extravaganza is widely regarded as one of the best fantasy-action films (if not the best) of the pre-computer technology era. The title character, Abu, befriends a ragged young man named Ahmed, who happens to be the rightful prince of Bagdad. The prince has been usurped by his evil vizier Jaffar, who hopes to expand his power by marrying the lovely princess of Basra. But the princess is in love with Ahmed, and so he and Abu set out to save her from Jaffer¹s evil machinations and to reclaim his rightful throne. Along the way there are life-size mechanical toys, evil spells, a flying carpet and a gigantic, bombastic genie. All of this is filmed with what, was for the era, was dazzling special effects and eye-popping color.

Also showing...
6:30 PM
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Starring Errol Flynn; Olivia de Havilland, Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone.
Directed by Michael Curtiz (1938, 102 minutes)

8:45 PM
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen; Directed by Steven Spielberg;
Produced by George Lucas
(1981, 115 minutes)

Admission for each screening is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children 12 years old and younger.

Combo ticket for 2 screenings costs $10 for adults, $6 for seniors & children.

Super-combo ticket for all 3 screenings costs $15 for adults, $10 for seniors & children. You will get a FREE popcorn with the purchase of each super combo ticket.

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre presents its classic films on a 50 foot wide screen using carbon arc illumination for the brightest, whitest light.

The Loew's Jersey Theatre, located at 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, is easily reached by car or mass transit from throughout the Metropolitan Area.

Coupons for discount off-street parking at the adjoining Square Ramp Garage are now available at our box office.

For directions or additional information, call (201) 798-6055 or visit www.loewsjersey.org


29 January 2005
Terry Hanstock reports:

'Canned' series offers a film buff's dream

The Grand Rapids Press
Sunday, January 02, 2005
By John Douglas

It isn't often you get to see a good movie and do a good turn at the same time. Bring a donation of canned goods for the Northwest Food Pantry as your ticket to Schuler Books and Music's "Canned" Film Festival series. There is no admission charge, and there will be free popcorn and door prizes.

The films will show at Schuler's Alpine store, 3165 Alpine Ave. NW. Films begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Jan. 29

Black Narcissus -- Anglican nuns find it tough going as they try to gain a foothold in the Himalayas. Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, with Deborah Kerr and Flora Robson.


17 & 19 January 2005
Repo Man reports:

This monday and wednesday for those intrested Peeping Tom will be playing at the Ster Century Cinema in Leeds. It's part of the critic's choice series.

Mon 17th Jan at 18:15
Wed 19th Jan at 20:15

Ster Century
Leeds
0870 240 3696


13 - 15 January 2005
Eric Beteille of the Denver Film Society tells us:

Hi Steve - Here's a new P&P series submitted for your events page. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Powell & Pressburger: 100 Years

To mark the 100th anniversary of Powell's birth, this exclusive series presents four restored 35mm prints, only available in Denver through Starz FilmCenter's archive-friendly reel-to-reel projection system.

Each screening includes audience discussion with Colorado Public Radio film critic and Starz FilmCenter director of education Howie Movshovitz.

13 - 15 Jan 2005
Starz FilmCenter
9th St. & Auraria Pkwy.
Denver, Colorado, USA

I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) Thursday Jan 13, 7:00pm
A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Friday Jan 14, 7:00pm
A Canterbury Tale (1946) Saturday Jan 15, 4:00pm
Black Narcissus (1947) Saturday Jan 15, 7:00pm

Eric Beteille
Starz FilmCenter
c/o Denver Film Society
1725 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 595-3456 ext 10
(303) 591-8089 cell

See Reports & Reviews


6 January - 10 March 2005
Terry Hanstock reports:

The Heart of England: A Centennial Celebration of Michael Powell
Seattle Art Museum

Flying in the face of the stodgy, stage-bound tradition of British filmmaking, director Michael Powell (1905-1990), often in collaboration with Hungarian writer Emeric Pressburger, crafted films that expanded the expressive boundaries of the cinematic art. Powell's films were alive with nature worship, passionate emotion, imaginative flair, philosophical audacity, visual lyricism and spiritual mysticism: vibrant qualities that staid British critics found to be 'a bit much'. No matter, for Powell's muse kept singing loud and clear, and he had to heed her call, thus becoming, along with Alfred Hitchcock and David Lean, one of the most revered of British directors. Powell and his work inspired Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese to make movies. Scorsese's Oscar-winning editor (Raging Bull), Thelma Schoonmaker, who is Powell's widow, will visit our series.

Date & Time Film
6 Jan 2005, 7:30pm The Edge of the World (1937)
13 Jan 2005, 7:30pm 49th Parallel (1941)
20 Jan 2005, 7:30pm The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
27 Jan 2005, 7:30pm A Canterbury Tale (1944)
3 Feb 2005, 7:30pm I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
10 Feb 2005, 7:30pm A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
17 Feb 2005, 7:30pm Black Narcissus (1947)
24 Feb 2005, 7:30pm The Red Shoes (1948)
3 Mar 2005, 7:30pm The Small Back Room (1949)
10 Mar 2005, 7:30pm Peeping Tom (1960)


2, 23, 27 & 31 January 2005
Edward Ward reminds us:
They are showing Black Narcissus four times at the NFT in January 2005

Sun 2nd Jan 18:10 NFT1
Sun 23rd Jan 18:20 NFT2
Thu 27th Jan 18:15 NFT2
Mon 31st Jan 18:15 NFT2

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