The Red Shoes

Dirs. Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. 1948, 133 mins. New restoration on DCP. With Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer. The story of a ballerina who becomes consumed by her obsession with her art was realized by Powell and Pressburger with obsessive attention to the power of cinematic expression. The ultimate film about the way that art can take over life, The Red Shoes was recently restored, fittingly, with obsessive perfectionism. Thanks to this truly eye-opening restoration, which employed a state-of-the-art blend of photochemical and digital technology, The Red Shoes has never looked better. Recommended for ages 12+

Restoration credits
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive in association with the BFI, The Film Foundation, ITV Global Entertainment Ltd., and Janus Films. Restoration funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, The Film Foundation, and the Louis B. Mayer Foundation.

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The Red Shoes Restoration: Before & After
Other Dates
July 21
3:00 pm
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