Life, Death, and Technicolor: A Tribute to Jack Cardiff

3/25/10 to 4/17/10

We pay homage to a peerless color cinematographer in a series that features stunning restored prints of The Red Shoes and other classics.

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  • The Red Shoes, April 4

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Past Films

  • The Barefoot Contessa

    • Saturday, April 17 6:30 pm

    Joseph L. Mankiewicz (U.S., 1954). Mankiewicz's ruthless Hollywood cautionary tale stars Ava Gardner as a Spanish waif and Humphrey Bogart as the cynical director who discovers her. (128 mins)

  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    • Sunday, April 11 5:15 pm

    Albert Lewin (U.S., 1951). Set on the Spanish coast and starring Ava Gardner and James Mason, this spectacular drama is “the supreme encounter between Surrealism and Hollywood.”-Jonathan Rosenbaum. “Watching this film is like entering a strange and wonderful dream.”-Martin Scorsese (120 mins)

  • The Red Shoes

    • Sunday, April 4 3:00 pm

    Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger (U.K., 1948). Ballerina Moira Shearer must choose between love and art in this ravishing melodrama. “Truly one of the most beautiful Technicolor films ever made.”-Martin Scorsese. “No flatscreen TV will ever do it justice-see it in the theater.”-New York (133 mins)

  • Black Narcissus

    • Saturday, March 27 8:35 pm

    Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger (U.K., 1947). This tale of nuns in a remote Himalayan convent reaches delirious heights of psychosexual melodrama, thanks in large part to Cardiff's Oscar-winning cinematography. (100 mins)

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    • Thursday, March 25 7:00 pm

    Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger (U.K., 1946). World War II fighter pilot David Niven is caught between a black-and-white heaven and a glorious Technicolor earth in this odd and compelling hybrid of romantic fantasy and wartime propaganda. (104 mins)