The Red Shoes

  • A woman with red hair stares through us, wide-eyed.
  • A man with his hair in curls and the words "Le Jour" written on his forehead

The Red Shoes, the singular fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is cinema’s quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever concocted for the screen. Moira Shearer is a rising star ballerina torn between an idealistic composer and a ruthless impresario intent on perfection. Featuring outstanding performances, blazingly beautiful cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Oscar-winning sets and music, and an unforgettable, hallucinatory central dance sequence, this beloved classic, dazzlingly restored, stands as an enthralling tribute to the life of the artist. – The Criterion Collection.

Written & directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.  Staring Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook &  Marius Goring. 1948.

Part of the series The Archers: Powell & Pressburger

2h 14m
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
English & French
First Showing
August 2, 2024


Friday, August 2, 2024 8:45 PM
Location Big Roxie
Monday, August 5, 2024 8:30 PM
Location Big Roxie

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