The Forum Cinema is working with the British Film Institute to bring you a season of Powell and Pressburger films
Cinema Unbound - The Creative Worlds of Powell & Pressburger
Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell and Pressburger is a major UK-wide celebration of one the greatest and most enduring filmmaking partnerships: Michael Powell (1905-1990) and Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988).
Bold, subversive and iconoclastic, challenging and changing the visual language of film, their passionate collaborative artistic vision, spanning 24 films together between 1939 and 1972, is a vital part of the fabric of British cinema history. Startlingly innovative, Powell and Pressburger’s work continues to inspire creatives and increasingly connect with international audiences.
A Matter of Life and Death (U)
Shown 16-17 & 19 Oct
1946 Dir: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger 1hr 44mins
Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey
One of the greatest films ever made. A Matter of Life and Death is a film bursting with sensational flourishes and breathtaking visual tricks.
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court, hoping to prolong his fledgling romance with an American girl.
Black Narcissus (12A)
1947 Dirs: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger 1hr 41mins
Stars: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson
A beautiful and evocative film with a theme of eroticism that is still potent nearly 80 years later.
Black Narcissus tells the story of a group of nuns who encounter internal and external conflict when they open a convent in the Himalayas.
Shown Tue 14 Nov at 7pm & Thu 16 Nov at 10.30am
The Red Shoes (U)
1948 Dirs: Powell&Pressburger
2hrs 15mins Stars: Anton Walbrook, Moira Shearer (Visually ravishing Technicolor masterpiece, a ballerina is torn between the demands of love and art.) Coming soon...
It is advised that customers should arrive early to avoid disappointment as the screenings can be busy and there is no allocated seating.
Billing Brook Road
Tel: 01604 838333
Available in the Leisure Centre car parks and FREE parking is also available at Weston Favell shopping Centre for up to 4 Hours
How to find us
The Forum Cinema is located near Weston Favell Shopping Centre and within the Lings Forum Leisure complex.