The Red Shoes (1948, 133 min., unrated)
with Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Robert Helpmann
Universal Pictures; Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
The film will be introduced by independent curator and writer Brad Rosenstein.
Centered around a ballet performance of Hans Christian Andersen’s dark fairy tale, a ballerina (Moira Shearer) is torn between her love for a ballet director (Anton Walbrook) and a composer (Marius Goring). Impressive choreography by Robert Helpmann and performances by the Lermontov Ballet Company.