Tattered Cover Free Classic: The Red Shoes
United Kingdom, 1948, 133 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Archival, Cult, Drama, Fantasy
Language: French, English English Sub-Titles
From silent-era giants to screwball geniuses, from noir masterminds to post-war auteurs, this free film- and-discussion series-hosted by Colorado Public Radio film critic (and DFS Director of Education) Howie Movshovitz-invites you to rediscover silver- screen classics. Sponsored by Tattered Cover and Colorado Public Radio. Tickets are free and available ONE HOUR before showtime.
While The Red Shoes has somehow become THE ballet film for young American girls, the film is also one of the great expressions of the danger and obsession that lie with the quest for artistic perfection. Moira Shearer plays the dancer who falls under the sway of Anton Walbrook’s impresario. Powell and Pressburger are among the greatest filmmakers so far, and no one has yet matched their understanding of color.
DIRECTOR: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger