Now Playing: British Comedy Wicked Little Letters starring Olivia Colman!

Tuesday April 23 @ 6pm

Part of the April series The Aesthetics of Barbie, hosted by the Cinema Society of Kingston.

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.

Trivia: The film’s stunning ballet sequences were shot using a specially designed three-strip Technicolor camera, which allowed for vibrant and lifelike colors to enhance the beauty and intensity of the performances.

Runtime 133 minutes
Rated PG
Directed By Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Starring Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring
Language English


Tue, Apr

6:00 pm


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