We’re thrilled to begin the year by showcasing two remarkable films from the iconic filmmakers Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. Each film will have 2 screenings. One at 12.30pm & one at 7.30pm
Tickets are available at the Seaboard Centre.
On Friday the 9th of February we screen “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤” (1939), directed by Michael Powell, is a gripping wartime thriller set during World War I. Starring Conrad Veidt and Valerie Hobson, the film follows a German U-boat captain on a secret mission in the Orkney Islands. Powell skilfully blends suspense and drama, crafting a compelling narrative that delves into the complexities of war and loyalty. This film stands as a testament to Powell’s early directorial talent and storytelling finesse.
On Friday the 8th of March we screen “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐞𝐬” (1948), directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, unfolds a captivating tale of passion, ambition, and sacrifice in the world of ballet. Centred around a young dancer torn between love and artistic pursuits, the film explores the intense allure of creative passion. Renowned for its vivid Technicolor cinematography and groundbreaking visual effects, “The Red Shoes” remains a cinematic masterpiece, captivating audiences with its evocative storytelling and dazzling dance sequences.
Powell and Pressburger, celebrated filmmaking duo of the mid-20th century, left an indelible mark on cinema with innovative and visually stunning productions. Known as “The Archers,” Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger crafted a unique cinematic language marked by vibrant colour palettes, intricate storytelling, and a keen sense of fantasy. Their directorial prowess and storytelling finesse birthed a distinctive brand of filmmaking, transcending genres and earning them a lasting legacy as pioneers of British cinema’s golden age.