NJ Premiere of the beautifully restored print of “The Red Shoes” – Free Screening!
RED BANK, NJ — The Count Basie Theatre is showing “The Red Shoes” (FREE Film!). This film showing is made possible through American Express and The Film Foundation.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 7:00 PM
Presented by: Count Basie Theatre Foundation; A New Addition to the 2010 American Express Film Series
(1948), Rated G – Film [35mm format]
The Red Shoes (1948) – Based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a pair of enchanted crimson ballet slippers. The Red Shoes follows the beautiful Victoria Page (Moira Shearer), a young socialite who loves ballet, the rising composer Julian Craster (Marius Goring) whom she loves, and her dictatorial director, Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook).
This film was restored last year to its technicolor glory by The Film Foundation and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Martin Scorsese, one of founders of the Film Foundation said: “Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger created a vision in The Red Shoes that has really never been matched.” In Scorsese’s opinion, this film is, “Truly the most beautiful technicolor film ever made.”
This is the NJ premiere of this stunning remastered version of The Red Shoes; the world premiere took place at Cannes in May 2009.
Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive in association with the BFI, The Film Foundation, ITV Studios, Global Entertainment Ltd., and Janus Films. Restoring funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, The Film Foundation, and the Louis B. Mayer Foundation.
This event ties in with Dine Downtown — a month-long event in Red Bank, NJ where participating restaurants offer prix-fixe menus… visit www.redbankrivercenter.org/dinedowntown for more information.
And last of all… don’t forget to wear your favorite pair of RED SHOES! :)