A major UK-wide celebration of one of the greatest and most enduring filmmaking partnerships: Michael Powell (1905-1990) and Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988) is coming to Plymouth.
Led by Plymouth Arts Cinema, a multi-venue season of films, talks, workshops and events is taking place at venues across the city, including The Arts Institute at the University of Plymouth, which is showing
A Matter of Life and Death on Monday 6 November, introduced by Mark Carey.
The season culminates in an immersive screening of Powell and Pressburger’s The Red Shoes in December with a newly commissioned dance work from Barbican Theatre. Audiences new and old will re-discover the transgressive worlds created on screen by the radical imaginations of these influential filmmakers.
The season will take inspiration from The Red Shoes and will revisit classic films, show new representations of dance on screen, and invite special guests to share their love and curiosity for these perfect cinema mavericks.
The films take a dark look at the fevered relationship between female creative genius and representations of the monstrous feminine power on screen. Anna Bogutskaya, film writer and podcaster, will introduce Black Swan. Barbican Theatre will host a dance workshop for young people and a film marathon with all of the dance-film guilty pleasures we love. Suspiria, Black Swan, I Know Where I’m Going! and The Red Shoes will screen at Plymouth Arts Cinema.
Details for all events can be found on the Plymouth Arts Cinema website.