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Events & Excursions


If you want to join in (or present) any of these, or similar events or excursions, then please email Steve or contact the location mentioned. Similarly, if you would like to submit a report of an event or screening (even if it wasn't listed here) then that can be added to this web site.


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14 - 15 November 2015
Barbara Siek tells us:

The Red Shoes will be screened at the Guild Cinema, Albuquerque, New Mexico by the Albuquerque Film Club

See their web site for details & tickets


10 February 2015
Barbara Siek tells us:

I Know Where I'm Going! will be shown as a part of the Buffalo NY Film Seminars at the University at Buffalo on 10 February 2015

See their web site for details & tickets


25 January 2015
Park Circus tell us:

I Know Where I'm Going! will be shown at the Glasgow Film Theatre on Sunday 25 January 2015 at 14:30

See their web site for details & tickets


18 January 2015
Park Circus tell us:

Black Narcissus will be shown at the Curzon, Canterbury on Sunday 18 January 2015 at 13:00

See their web site for details & tickets


11 January 2015

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Kimble Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX at 2pm on Sun Jan 11 in the Kahn Auditorium. Free of charge! No booking necessary

See their web site for details & tickets


11 January 2015
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be shown at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill on Sun 11 Jan 2015 at 4pm

See their web site for details & tickets


10 - 11 January 2015
Barbara Siek tells us:

The Thief of Bagdad will be shown at the Guild Cinema, Albuquerque, New Mexico, hosted by the Albuquerque Film Club: 1:00 pm, 10th and 11th January 2015.

See their web site for details & tickets


3 January 2015
Park Circus tell us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be shown at the Plaza Cinema, Truro, Cornwall on Saturday 3 January at 18:00. Presented by Mark Kermode

See their web site for details & tickets


30 December & 1 January 2015
Park Circus tell us:

I Know Where I'm Going! will be shown at the Filmhouse, Edinburgh on Tue 30 December at 13:00 and on Thu 1 January 2015 at 18:00

See their web site for details & tickets


29 December
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at Barnes Cinema (the old Olympic Studios) on Monday 29 December at 14:00

See their web site for details & tickets


28 December
Park Circus tell us:

The Thief of Bagdad will be shown at the Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley on Sunday 28 December at 14:00

See their web site for details & tickets


28 December
Park Circus tell us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be shown at the Curzon, Canterbury on Sunday, 28 December at 13:00

See their web site for details & tickets


27 December + 10, 24 & 31 January 2015
Park Circus tell us:

Age of Consent will be screened at the Australian Centre For Moving Image in Melbourne on Saturday 27 December and on 10, 24 & 31 January 2015. All at 4pm

See their web site for details & tickets

See also their ACMI article on the film.


11 December
Simon Turner tells us:

Peeping Tom will be shown at California State University in Northridge on Thursday, December 11 at 7:00pm

It's a part of a season of P&P films that they are showing at Northridge

See their web site for details & tickets


9 December
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be shown at the University of Notre Dame/DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on Tue 9 December at 20:00

See their web site for details & tickets


7 December
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Curzon, Canterbury on Sunday 7 December at 13:00

See their web site for details & tickets


7 December
Park Circus tell us:

Black Narcissus will be shown at the Chandler Center for the Arts, in Randolph, VT on 7 December at 18:00

See their web site for details & tickets


4 December
Simon Turner tells us:

Ill Met by Moonlight will be shown at California State University in Northridge on Thursday, December 4 at 7:00pm

It's a part of a season of P&P films that they are showing at Northridge

See their web site for details & tickets


24 November
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at Wem Town Hall, Wem, Shropshore on Monday 24 November at 13:00

See their web site for details & tickets


22 November
Lou Volpe tells us:

I have heard from the Mull Film Club who will be screening The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp at 5:00pm, Saturday 22nd November. Entry is £7 (£5 for students). Bookings taken with payment on the door.

Venue: An Tobar, Tobermory

See their web site for details & tickets


22 November
Barbara Siek tells us:

A Matter of Life and Death. Mark Kermode's 2014 Festival choice on the 10th anniversary of his MK Film Night, 22nd November, 5:30 pm. Queens Film Theatre, 20 University Square, Belfast.

See their web site for details & tickets


22 November
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be shown at the UW Cinematheque, Madison, WI on Sat 22 November at 7pm

See their web site for details & tickets


22 November
Simon Turner tells us:

The Tales of Hoffmann will be shown as a part of the WEA Film Study Day at The Market Theatre, Ledbury from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 22 November

See their web site for details & tickets


20 November
Simon Turner tells us:

The Battle of the River Plate will be shown at California State University in Northridge on Thursday, November 20 at 7:00pm

It's a part of a season of P&P films that they are showing at Northridge

See their web site for details & tickets


17 November
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the North Park Theatre, Buffalo, NY on Monday 17 November at 7pm as a part of their Classic Movie Night

See their web site for details & tickets


16 November
Tipu tells us:

The Smith Rafael Film Center up at Marin County in San Rafael, CA will be showing The Thief of Bagdad on Nov 16th at 4.30pm. The best part is that the legendary Dennis Muren, the VFX supervisor of ILM (worked on Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Terminator etc.), will be presenting about the movie. Muren is presenting a few other movies too. I am planning to go, with hopefully my 5 yo daughter in tow.

See their web site for details & tickets


15 - 22 November

The Camerimage Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland runs from 15 - 22 November and will include a special retrospective around the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

The film festival that celebrates cinematography, held in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, will be attended by Powell's wife and three-time Oscar-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker as well as film scholars and Powell-Pressburger experts Erich Sargeant and Ian Christie.

Films of the duo set to be screened at Camerimage include:
Date Time Film Location
tbc tbc The Edge Of The World (1937) tbc
" " One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942) "
" " The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943) "
" " A Canterbury Tale (1944) "
" " 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945) "
" " A Matter of Life and Death (1946) "
" " Black Narcissus (1947) "
" " The Red Shoes (1948) "
" " The Small Back Room (1949) "
" " The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) "
" " Peeping Tom (1960) "

Details will be filled in when known

See their web site for details & tickets


13 - 16 November
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Raleigh Playhouse Theatre, Beckley, WV on Thu 13 Nov - Sun 16 Nov (check dates & times nearer the event)

See their web site for details & tickets


13 November
Simon Turner tells us:

The Tales of Hoffmann will be shown at California State University in Northridge on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00pm

It's a part of a season of P&P films that they are showing at Northridge

See their web site for details & tickets


11 November
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be shown at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable, Beds on Tuesday 11 November at 2:30pm

See their web site for details & tickets


6 November
Simon Turner tells us:

Gone to Earth will be shown at California State University in Northridge on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00pm

It's a part of a season of P&P films that they are showing at Northridge

See their web site for details & tickets


3 November
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes (Les Chaussons Rouge) will be shown at the Cine Le Parc, Charleroi, Belgium on Monday 3 November at 8:30pm

See their web site for details & tickets


2 November
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be shown at the Hong Kong Film Archive on Sunday 2 November at 2pm

See their web site for details & tickets


2 November
Simon Turner tells us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be shown at the Westerham Fleapit Cinema Club in Westerham, North Kent on Sunday 2 Nov at 2:30 for 3:00

See their web site for details & tickets


30 October
Simon Turner tells us:

The Small Back Room will be shown at California State University in Northridge on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00pm

It's a part of a season of P&P films that they are showing at Northridge

See their web site for details & tickets


28 October
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes (Les chaussons rouges) will be shown at the Maison de la Culture de la Province de Namur, Namur, Belgium on Tue 28 Oct at 12:00 & 20:00

See their web site for details & tickets


25 & 27 October
Simon Turner tells us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be shown at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival at 17:00 on Saturday 25 October and at 17:30 on Monday 27 October.

See their web site for details & tickets


23 October
Simon Turner tells us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at California State University in Northridge on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00pm

It's a part of a season of P&P films that they are showing at Northridge

See their web site for details & tickets


20 October
Simon Turner tells us:

The Red Shoes (Las zapatillas rojas)will be shown at the CMI L'Arena, Salón de actos in Gijón, Spain on Monday 20 October at 19:30

See their web site for details & tickets


19 October
Simon Turner tells us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Colonel Blimp) will be shown at the Curial, Chambery on Sunday 19 October at 17:00

See their web site for details & tickets


18 October
Lou Volpe tells us:

The digitally restored print of The Tales of Hoffmann will be shown at the NFT (BFI Southbank) as a part of the London Film Festival at 12:30 on 18 October.

See their web site for details & tickets


17 October
Simon Turner tells us:

A Canterbury Tale will be shown at the new Curzon cinema in the old Westgate Hall in Canterbury on 17 October as their opening presentation.

See their web site for details & tickets


16 October
Simon Turner tells us:

Black Narcissus will be shown at California State University in Northridge on Thursday, October 16 at 7:00pm

It's a part of a season of P&P films that they are showing at Northridge

See their web site for details & tickets


14 - 16 October
Barbara Siek tells us:

The digitally restored print of The Tales of Hoffmann (Les Contes d.Hoffmann) will be shown at the Festival Lumière, Lyon at the Institut Lumière on Tues. 14th Oct, at 11:30 am, at the Pathé Bellecour on Wed. 15th Oct at 10:30 and at the Ciné Mourguet on Thu 16th Oct at 20:00.

The 14 Oct screening at the Institut Lumière will be introduced by Thelma Schoonmaker

See their web site for details & tickets

13 - 14 October
Barbara Siek tells us:

Peeping Tom (Le Voyeur) will be shown at the Festival Lumière, Lyon at the Pathé Bellecour on Mon. 13th Oct, at 4:45pm / Villa Lumière on Tue.14th Oct, at 5:45pm

See their web site for details & tickets


9 & 10 October

A Matter of Life and Death (Une question de vie ou de mort) will be screened at the Dinard festival of British film in Dinard, Brittany on 9 & 10 October

See their web site for details & tickets


9 & 10 October
The Lovely Natacha tells us:

The Mediathèque Ciné-fil in Arles down on the south coast near Marseilles will be showing The Red Shoes (Les Chaussons Rouges) on Thu 9th at 20:00 and Fri 10th October at 14:00

"Pourquoi voulez vous dansez? Demande le tyrannique Lertmontov à la danseuse Victoria Page, Pourquoi voulez vous vivre? Répondit-elle. C'est elle qu..."

See their web site for details & tickets


9 October
Simon Turner tells us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be shown at California State University in Northridge on Thursday, October 9 at 7:00pm

It's a part of a season of P&P films that they are showing at Northridge

See their web site for details & tickets

9 October
Park Circus tell us:

Black Narcissus will be shown at the Crest Theater, Los Angeles, CA on Thursday 9 October at 8pm

See their web site for details & tickets


7 October
Llorenç Esteve tells us:

Kevin Macdonald's film How I Live Now will be show in Sitges Film Festival on 7 October at 18:45

See their web site for details & tickets


3 October

The digitally restored print of The Tales of Hoffmann will be shown at the Walter Reade Theater in New York as a part of the New York Film Festival. This will be at 9pm on Friday 3 October

See their web site for details & tickets


3 October
Park Circus tell us:

The Spy in Black (L'espion noir) will be shown as a part of the "War on Screen - Festival International de Cinema" at the Bibliothèque Pompidou, Chalons-en-Champagne, France on Friday 3 October at 12:15 & 13:45. Their web site lists it as a comedy!

See their web site for details & tickets


2 October
Simon Turner tells us:

I Know Where I'm Going! will be shown at California State University in Northridge on Thursday, October 2 at 7:00pm

It's a part of a season of P&P films that they are showing at Northridge

See their web site for details & tickets


1 October
Simon Turner tells us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Aero Theatre, Santa Monica, CA on Wed 1 October at 7:30 pm

See their web site for details & tickets


29 September
Park Circus tell us:

Peeping Tom will be showin at the Phoenix, Oxford on Monday 29 September at 18:15. Showing as a part of the Oxford International Photography Festival

See their web site for details & tickets


25 September
The Lovely Natacha tells us:

Black Narcissus will be showing at the Mediathèque Ciné-fil in Arles down on the south coast near Marseilles where Natacha will introduce it and run a discussion about it. That will be happening on 25 September

See their web site for details & tickets


18 September
Park Circus tell us:

I Know Where I'm Going! will be shown at the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival on Thursday 18 September at 2pm

See their web site for details & tickets


14 September
Park Circus tell us:

The West Coast Studio Cinema in Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, Scotland will be showing I Know Where I'm Going! on Sunday 14 September

See their web site for details & tickets


11 & 16 September
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Everyman at Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street London on Thu 11 Sep at 15:05 and on Tue 16 Sep at 14:35

See their web site for details & tickets


7 September
Park Circus tell us:

The Castro Theatre in San Francisco will be showing Black Narcissus on Sunday 7 September

See their web site for details & tickets


5 - 30 September
Richard Layne tells us:

The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972) will be screened at various times and places around the UK as a part of the Scalarama celebration of cinema across the UK. It will often be screened with the CFF film Glitterball.

Date Time Place
Fri 5 Sep18:00Cambridge Film Festival at St Philips Church
Sat 13 Sep14:00Hotel Elephant, London
Sat 20 Sep15:15The Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton
Sat 27 Sep10:30The Light Cinema, New Brighton
Sat 27 Sep12:30Filmspot at Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne
Sat 27 Sep11:00Rio Cinema, London
Sat 27 Sep13:00 & 15:30QUAD, Derby
Sun 28 Sep13:30QUAD, Derby
Sun 28 Sep10:30The Light Cinema, New Brighton
Tue 30 Sep16:00Rio Cinema, London


31 August

Variety (& other sources) reveal that the line-up for the Venice Classics strand at this year's Venice Film Festival will include the digitally restored The Tales of Hoffmann. So now you can watch the film and then go straight outside and re-create the canal scene where Giulietta (Ludmilla Tchérina) sings (or mimes to) the Barcarolle and then seduces Hoffmann

To be screened on 31 August 2014

See their web site for details & tickets


31 August

The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA will show The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp on Sunday 31 August

See their web site for details & tickets


31 August

The annual PaPAS A Canterbury Tale location walk will take place in Fordwich on Sunday, 31 August this year.

NOTE: This is the weekend after the bank holiday weekend

See here for details


30 - 31 August
Park Circus tell us:

Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be screening The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Coronel Blimp - Vida e Morte) on Sat 30 Aug & Sun 31 Aug

See their web site for details & tickets


9 August
Park Circus tell us:

The Jarvis Conservatory, Napa, CA will show The Red Shoes on Saturday 9 August

See their web site for details & tickets


5 August
Park Circus tell us:

Little White Lies presents Black Narcissus | Around the World in 8 Films
Tue 5 August, 6:30 for 7
W. London, Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, W1D 6QF

See their web site for details & tickets


3 & 4 August
Richard Layne tells us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is showing at the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford on August 3rd and 4th - an opportunity to go and see the Powell and Pressburger seat which me and Steve funded!

See their web site for details & tickets


2 - 6 August
Park Circus tell us:

The Deutsches Historiches Museum in Berlin will show The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Leben und Sterben des Colonel Blimp) from Saturday 2nd - Wednesday 6th August

See their web site for details & tickets


1 August
Barbara Siek tells us:

Thelma will introduce Black Naricussus: Fri 1st August, 9:30 pm, the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, NYC

See their web site for details & tickets


30 July
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Lorain Palace Theatre, Lorain, OH on 30 July at 7pm

See their web site for details & tickets


27 July
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Gulbenkian Cinema, UKC, Canterbury on 27 July at 15:00

See their web site for details & tickets


25 July
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the MK Gallery, Milton Keynes on 25 July at 7pm

See their web site for details & tickets


22 July
The Lovely Natacha tells us:

Black Narcissus will be showing at the Grand Action in Paris on 22 July.

See their web site for details & tickets


17 July
Park Circus tell us:

I Know Where I'm Going! will be shown at the Clockshop in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday 17 July at 7:30pm as a part of their "Women take to the road" season.

See their web site for details & tickets


8 & 9 July
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Paramount Theatre, Austin, TX on Tue 8 July at 8:30pm & Wed 9 July at 7pm

See their web site for details & tickets


7 July
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes is showing at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Brooklyn on 7 July at 7:30pm

See their web site for details & tickets


6 July
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be shown at the Center for Moving Image Arts (at Bard College), Annandale-on-Hudson, NY on Sunday 6 July at 7pm

See their web site for details & tickets


6 July
Park Circus tell us:

Black Narcissus will be shown at the TIFF Cinematheque in Toronto on Sunday 6 July at 1pm

See their web site for details & tickets


5 & 8 July

The Red Shoes is being screened at the NFT (aka the BFI South Bank) on Sat, 5 July at 15:30 & on Tue, 8 July at 20:20, both in NFT2.

It's being shown in their "Gotta Dance, Gotta Dance" season of classic dance films including such gems as Singin' in the Rain, Top Hat, Strictly Ballroom and Billy Elliot.

See their web site for details & tickets


3 July
Barbara Siek tells us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be shown on Thursday 3 July 2014, 7.00pm at the Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate London SW7 1PQ

"To mark the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on the 28 June 1914 the ACF will screen the British anti-war film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp from 1943. The film, produced by Powell & Pressburger, is remarkable for its sympathetic portrayal of a German soldier performed by Austrian actor Anton Walbrook. Winston Churchill believed the film would damage army moral and he even attempted to halt production. It continued to face heavy criticism for years until a highly successful re-release of the film in the 1980s, led to its reevaluation."

See their web site for details & tickets


2 - 3 July
Simon Turner tells us:

Black Narcissus will be shown at the Paramount Theatre, Austin, TX on Wed 02 Jul & Thu 03 Jul

See their web site for details & tickets


20 June
Barbara Siek tells us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Coronel Blimp) is being shown at Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Spain, part of the Great War Centenary

See their web site for details & tickets


12 June
Park Circus tell us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be screened at The No 6 Cinema in Portsmouth on Thursday 12 June at 19:30

See their web site for details & tickets


8 June
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be screened at The Film Forum, NYC on Sunday 8 June at 11am

See their web site for details & tickets


5 June
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be screened by the Austin Film Society at the Marchesa Hall and Theatre, Austin, TX on 5 June at 7:30

See their web site for details & tickets


4 June

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

The Battle of the River Plate (1956)
From the famous Powell and Pressburger team, this is a gripping drama set at sea.

Ten days before the outbreak of World War II, a powerful German battleship sails around the South Atlantic destroying Allied merchant ships.

Finally, the Allies learn of its location and a trap is set, pitching British intelligence against a powerful military opponent.

Showing at the Picturehouse, Stratford, East London on Wednesday 4 June at 18:30

See their web site for details & tickets


3 & 19 June
Llorenç Esteve tells us:

The British film cycle (So British!) continues in Barcelona, and next month another Archers film will be showing at Filmoteca de Catalunya - A Matter of Life and Death (A vida o muerte). The dates are 3 June 2014 at 17.00h and 19 June 2014 at 18.30. This is a link with extra info (tickets, place, facilities)

See their web site for details & tickets


31 May

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

Powell and Pressburger post-war
An illustrated discussion of their partnership and reputation, led by Professor Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger. Free admission, at University Square Stratford, 2.00 - 4.00.

See their web site for details


30 May
Simon Turner tells us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be showing at the Hoylake (near Liverpool) Community Centre on 30th May at 6pm.

See their web site for details


30 May
Park Circus tell us:

49th Parallel is being screened as a part of the Holmfirth Film Festival 2014 in West Yorkshire

On Friday, 30 May at 2pm Yorkshire Post film critic and author Tony Earnshaw introduces 49th Parallel (Dirs. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger UK 1941, 123mins U) starring Halifax born actor Eric Portman, who began in the menswear department of Marshall and Snellgrove in Leeds to become one of the leading lights of British post and war-time cinema in a string of Powell/Pressburger films, such as A Canterbury Tale.

See their web site for details


28 May

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

Tales of Hoffmann (1951)
Hoffmann is a lovelorn young man in Nuremberg who is watching his latest love, Stella, dance in the ballet.

In the interval he goes to the tavern where he tells his friends the tales of the three major loves of his life.

Each story forms a separate act of this magnificently staged opera.

Showing at the Picturehouse, Stratford, East London on Wednesday 28 May at 18:15
Note earlier start time

See their web site for details & tickets


22 May
Simon Turner tells us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Leben und Sterben des Colonel Blimp) will be shown at the Kinemathek, Karlsruhe on 22 May at 19:00

See their web site for details and tickets


21 May

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

Gone to Earth (1950)

Showing at the Picturehouse, Stratford, East London on Wednesday 21 May at 18:30

See their web site for details & tickets


18 & 27 May
Simon Turner tells us:

The Red Shoes (Les chaussons rouges) will be shown at the Forum des Images in Paris at 4.30pm on the 18th and 27th May

See their web site for details & tickets


18 May
Simon Turner tells us:

Cap Cinema Le Paris in Montauban, France, north of Toulouse will show Black Narcissus (Le narcisse noir) on the 18th May at 4pm. The screening will include a debate.

See their web site for details & tickets


18 May
Simon Turner tells us:

The Red Shoes (Les chaussons rouges) will be shown at the Cinémarivaux cinema in Mâcon, France on the 18th May at 11am.

See their web site for details & tickets


18 May
Park Circus tell us:

The Thief of Bagdad will be shown at JW3 - The Jewish Community Centre on the Finchley Road in London on Sunday 18 May at 10:30

"A wonderfully atmospheric Arabian Nights adventure for children of all ages."

See their web site for details & tickets


17 May
David W Earl tells us:

The Edge of the World will be shown at the West Side Cinema in Stromness on Saturday 17 May at 19:45

See their web site for details and tickets


14 May

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

The Small Back Room (1949)
Dramatically cut by its original American distributor, The Small Back Room remains the most elusive of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's (A Matter of Life and Death, Peeping Tom) mature works.

David Farrar stars as a crippled, alcoholic bomb expert who tries to solve the secret of a new Nazi device - small bombs made to look like toys that explode when children pick them up.

With Kathleen Byron, memorable as the mad nun of Powell's Black Narcissus, The Small Back Room awaits rediscovery as one of the most intriguing films in the consistently original and daring oeuvre of Britain's greatest ever filmmakers.

Showing at the Picturehouse, Stratford, East London on Wednesday 14 May at 18:15
Note earlier start time

See their web site for details & tickets


11 May
Eddie McMillan tells us:

A Canterbury Tale will be screened at Chilham village Hall on May 11th on the 70th anniversary of its screening in Canterbury. We would really appreciate if you could let the P&P community know about the event.

On the 70th Anniversary of the world premiere of the wartime cult film,

"A Canterbury Tale"

It will be screened in Chilham Village Hall on Sunday 11th May 2014.
This wartime masterpiece was filmed in and around the Parish and features street scenes of Chilham and work in Horton's Yard Shottenden.

With the performance commencing at 7:30pm the hall will be decorated to give a wartime feeling with the audience invited to add to the overall atmosphere by attending if possible in costume of the period.
Gas masks should not be needed but may be bought in case of a raid.

Seating will be in the normal cinema style with audience members able to bring their own drink if they have sufficient ration coupons.
Tickets are £5 each with concessions, [over 65 and under 16] being just £2 and 10 shillings each.

Tickets will be on sale from the third week in April from the Post office.
Tickets may also be purchased via Air Raid Warden Alistair Ralph on 01227 -731905.

The evening is being made possible by the generous help and support of Eddie McMillan senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, The Management Committee of Chilham Village Hall, the Perry Wood Winkle Club and Chilham Park.

All profits will be donated to the refurbishing of Chilham war memorial.


10 & 11 May

The Boy Who Turned Yellow will be screened at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC on Thursday 10 May and Friday 11 May at 12:15 as a part of their "May Bruch: Cheeky Monkeys" season.

They are also showing "The Phantom Tollbooth" on May 24 & 25

See their web site for details and tickets


8 May
Park Circus tell us:

Black Narcissus will be screened at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) on 8 May at 6:30pm

Artist Naomi Fisher whose photograph in the permanent collection is on view in "AMERICANA: Desiring Landscape" speaks briefly about the role of the natural world in her imagery and introduces Black Narcissus (1947), a film of her choice which reflects similar ideas in the exhibition.

See their web site for details & tickets


7 - 16 May
Simon Turner tells us:
Le Studio cinema in Le Havre will have 12 screenings of The Thief of Bagdad (Le voleur de Bagdad), the French dubbed version, through May.

See their web site (PDF) for details & tickets


7 May

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

The Red Shoes (1948)
The ultimate ballet film returns to the big screen digitally restored, having been championed by Martin Scorsese, for whom it was a great inspiration after he saw it as a child.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen.s sinister fairy tale, The Red Shoes fuses glamour, back stage detail and stunning dance sequences into an audacious, intoxicating melodrama about the competing claims of life and art.

Introducing the young Scottish ballerina Moira Shearer whose flaming red hair becomes a dominant visual motif, The Red Shoes survived damning reviews and producer betrayal to take its place as a milestone in film history.

Possibly Technicolor's finest hour.

Showing at the Picturehouse, Stratford, East London on Wednesday 7 May at 18:15
Note earlier start time

See their web site for details & tickets


6 May

The Center for Moving Image Arts (CIMA) at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY are having a "Michael Powell season" (what about Emeric?)

On Tuesday, May 6 they are showing Marnie and Age of Consent.

See their web site for details and tickets


6 May
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at The Hexagon, Reading on Tuesday 6 May, at 7.30pm

See their web site for details and tickets


2 May

Black Narcissus will be shown at the 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall St, Portland, OR on Friday, May 2nd at 7:30pm

See their web site for details and tickets


30 April

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

Black Narcissus (1947)
Some Anglican nuns, led by the stern Sister Clodagh (Deborah Kerr), attempt to establish a convent in a remote region of the Himalayas but things start to go wrong almost immediately: their building is a former harem, the locals are drawn into a rising hysteria, and Sister Ruth (Kathleen Byron) conceives a passion for a brusque Englishman who has a penchant for shorts.

Showcasing Powell and Pressburger at their boldest, Black Narcissus features brilliant performances, Oscar-winning cinematography (Jack Cardiff) and wonderfully atmospheric set design.

This is a deeply sensual film, almost giddily in thrall to the power of cinema.

Showing at the Picturehouse, Stratford, East London on Wednesday 30 April at 18:30

See their web site for details & tickets


29 April

The Center for Moving Image Arts (CIMA) at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY are having a "Michael Powell season" (what about Emeric?)

On Tuesday, April 29 they are showing Psycho and Peeping Tom.

See their web site for details and tickets


28 April
Barbara Siek tells us:

Peeping Tom will be shown at the Cinematek, Brussels on 28 April at 9pm

See their web site for details and tickets


27 April
Park Circus tell us:

Oh... Rosalinda!! will be shown at the Vienna Film Museum on Sunday 27 April at 19:00 as a part of a celebration of the work of Anton Walbrook

See their web site for details and tickets


27 April
Park Circus tell us:

The Thief of Bagdad (Bagdādes zaglis) will be shown at the Riga Film Museum in Latvia on Sunday 27 April at 18:00.

See their web site for details and tickets


26 April
Karin in Stockholm tells us:

The Edge of the World (I havets famn) is showing at The Swedish Cinematek on Staurday 26 April at 14:00.

Too bad I can't make it - I haven't seen it before...

See their web site for details and tickets


26 April
Park Circus tell us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp will be shown at the Vienna Film Museum on Saturday 26 April at 20:45 as a part of a celebration of the work of Anton Walbrook

See their web site for details and tickets


25 & 28 April
Llorenç Esteve tells us:

Next month, as a part of the "So British!" cycle that will celebrate in Filmoteca de Catalunya in Barcelona over the next few months (March to May) that supports our book Historia del cine británico, Filmoteca will show two screenings of The Red Shoes (Las Zapatillas Rojas) on the 25 and 28 April

See their web site for details and tickets nearer the date


25 April
Park Circus tell us:

49th Parallel will be shown at the Vienna Film Museum on Friday 25 April at 20:45 as a part of a celebration of the work of Anton Walbrook

See their web site for details and tickets


23 April

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Powell's own favourite among his films has an airman stranded spectacularly between earth and heaven, fighting for his right to love as he symbolises Britain's uncertain place in the post-war world.

Showing at the Picturehouse, Stratford, East London on Wednesday 23 April at 18:30

See their web site for details & tickets


22 April

The Center for Moving Image Arts (CIMA) at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY are having a "Michael Powell season" (what about Emeric?)

On Tuesday, April 22 they are showing A Matter of Life and Death and Black Narcissus.

See their web site for details and tickets


21 April
The Lovely Natacha tells us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Colonel Blimp) is being shown at la Cinémathèque française in Paris on 21 April at 20:00

See their web site for details and tickets


20 April
The Lovely Natacha tells us:

The Spy in Black (L'Espion noir) is being shown at la Cinémathèque française in Paris on 20 April at 19:30

See their web site for details and tickets


19 April
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the Vienna Film Museum on Saturday 19 April at 20:45 as a part of a celebration of the work of Anton Walbrook

See their web site for details and tickets


17 & 20 April
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes (Die roten Schuhe) will be showing at the Deutsches Filminstitut in Frankfurt am Main on 17 April at 18:00 and on 20 April at 20:30.

See their web site (PDF) for details and tickets


17 April
Simon Turner tells us:

The Red Shoes (Las Zapatillas Rojas) will be shown at the Filmoteca Albéniz in Málaga on 17th April

See their web site for details and tickets


17 April

The Galeri Caernarfon in Caernarfon (or Carnarvon), north Wales is showing A Matter of Life and Death on Thursday 17 April at 19:30. Seats are only £1

See their web site for details and tickets


17 April
Barbara Siek tells us:

I Know Where I'm Going! will be shown at the Cinematek, Brussels on 17 April at 3pm

See their web site for details and tickets


16 April

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
A headstrong young woman knows what she wants in the post-war world, until a chance encounter on the way to the Scottish islands leads her to realise that magic is more important than money.

Showing at the Picturehouse, Stratford, East London on Wednesday 16 April at 18:30

See their web site for details & tickets


15 April

The Center for Moving Image Arts (CIMA) at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY are having a "Michael Powell season" (what about Emeric?)

On Tuesday, April 15 they are showing A Canterbury Tale and I Know Where I'm Going!.

See their web site for details and tickets


11 April
Jeremy Arnold tells us:

The TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood next month will be screening the restoration of A Matter of Life and Death on Friday, April 11. Thelma will introduce it. The screening will be in the Chinese Theatre complex (but sadly, not the main Chinese Theatre).

On Saturday, April 12, Thelma will appear for a public interview at the festival.

See their web site for details and tickets


10 April
Park Circus tell us:

The Castro Theatre in San Francisco will be showing The Red Shoes on 10 April

See their web site for details and tickets


9 April

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

A Canterbury Tale (1944)
A dark horse in the Archers' canon until recently, when this tender, playful story of discovering English roots around Powell's birthplace in Kent has become widely cherished.

Showing at the Picturehouse, Stratford, East London on Wednesday 9 April at 18:30

See their web site for details & tickets


6 April
Park Circus tell us:

The Spy in Black will be shown at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh as a part of the "Spy Week" run by Edinburgh University. The keynote address for Spy Week will be by former M15 director general Dame Stella Rimington, an alumna of Edinburgh University which is running the festival, who will reveal the differences between "spy fiction and spy fact".

They are screening The Spy in Black on Sunday 6 April at 20:30

The screening will be introduced by Penny Fielding, Professor and Head of the Department of English Literature, University of Edinburgh.

See their web site for details & tickets


5 April

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

All Things Powell and Pressburger
An illustrated discussion of their partnership and reputation, led by Professor Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger. Free admission, at University Square Stratford, 2.00 - 4.00.

See their web site for details


2 April

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

The life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
How do we ever know what the old were like when they were young? Clive Candy may seem an old Blimp in 1942, but the Archers zoom us back to his youth for an amazing vision of Britain's path to war.

Showing at the Picturehouse, Stratford, East London on Wednesday 2 April at 18:30

See their web site for details & tickets


March - May
Llorenç Esteve tells us:

I'm happy to announce a British film cycle in Filmoteca de Catalunya (in Barcelona) for this 2014. During two months (between march and may) Filmoteca will show more than 40 key titles of British Film History including three titles of Powell and Pressburger's career, 49th Parallel, A Matter of Life and Death and The Red Shoes. This cycle is a proposal for join the release our book Historia del cine británico (History of the British Film), a global essay about British Film History in spanish.

See their web site for details and tickets nearer the date


26 March

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

49th Parallel (1941)
An epic contribution to wartime propaganda that took Powell to Canada and brought Pressburger an Oscar for his screenplay, revealing the dark heart of Nazi ideology.

Showing at the Picturehouse, Stratford, East London on Wednesday 26 March at 18:30

See their web site for details & tickets


20 & 21 March
Jan Gray tells us:

Many times in the past few years Ms. Schoonmaker has kindly graced our rainy film crazy city to present restored films and rarities by The Archers and Michael Powell, including IKWIG, TRS, Blimp, PT, BN, GTE, AOC, and Bluebeard's Castle. This time it's AMOLAD and GTE.

My continuing thanks to Greg Olson of SAM who arranged the Michael Powell tribute at SIFF 1989 where I first saw these films and got to see and hear MP for the first and last time.

The Seattle Art Museum is showing two films presented by Thelma Schoonmaker: A Matter of Life and Death on 20 March at 7:30 pm and Gone to Earth on 21 March at 7:30 pm.

See their for details and tickets


19 March

Presented by Birkbeck, University of London, and film historian Prof. Ian Christie, author of Arrows of Desire: The Films of Powell and Pressburger.

The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Alexander Korda's gorgeous Arabian Nights fantasy gave Powell his first taste of Technicolor and the confidence to move cinematic mountains.

Showing at the Picturehouse, Stratford, East London on Wednesday 19 March at 18:30

See their web site for details & tickets


1 & 3 March

This one's all acronyms (or initialisms)

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City (NYC) will be showing Oh... Rosalinda!! (OR!) on Saturday March 1st and on Monday March 3rd, both at 4pm

The New Youk Times (NYT) says of it:
"Oh... Rosalinda!!" - rarely screened, and not as famous as Powell and Pressburger's take on Offenbach's opera "The Tales of Hoffmann" in 1951 - sets the farcical roundelay of infidelity and hidden identity in postwar Vienna under the Allied occupation. Given its lush Technicolor and CinemaScope canvas, dizzyingly florid production design by Hein Heckroth and formidable cast (some dubbed while singing), including Michael Redgrave, Ludmilla Tcherina, Mel Ferrer and the Powell and Pressburger stalwart Anton Walbrook ("The Red Shoes"), the film runs the risk of collapsing under its own flamboyant weight. Instead, it bounces.

See their web site for details and tickets


28 February
Diane Broadbent Friedman tells us:

Check out the New York Historical Society Film Festival. Thelma will be introducing 3 P and P favorites. On Friday 28 February 2014 they'll be showing A Matter of Life and death.

See their web site for details and tickets


27 February
Simon Turner tells us:

The Cranleigh Film Club will show The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp on 27th Feb 2014.

See their web site for details and tickets


24 February
Barbara Siek tells us:

The Venue in Lincoln will be showing A Matter of Life and Death on Monday 24th February at 19:30

See their web site for details and tickets


23 February
Ron Vaughan tells us:

The Edge of the World will be shown at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in The Mall, London SW1 at 1pm on Sunday 23 February.

Note: ICA Members only

See their web site for details and tickets


22 February
David W Earl tells us:

The Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) at 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD is showing The Edge of the World at 1:30pm on Saturday 22 February as a part of the Glasgow Film Festival

See their web site for details and tickets


18 February
Simon Turner tells us:

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (A Vida do Coronel Blimp)will be shown at the Municipal Auditorium Maestro César Batalha, in Oeiras, Portugal on 18th February

See their web site for details and tickets


17 February

After a campaign begun 12 years ago we will finally be getting the English Heritage Blue Plaque to commemorate the life and work of Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger


16 February
Simon Turner tells us:

The Red Shoes (Les Chaussons Rouges) will be shown at the Cinéma le Renaissance in Fontenay-le-Comte n the Vendée department of France on the 13th February

See their web site for details and tickets


16 February
Simon Turner tells us:

A Matter of Life and Death will be shown at the Watford Palace Theatre at 7:30pm on Subday 16th February. A presentation by the Watford Film Society.

See their web site for details and tickets


16 February

Randolph Film Series screens the work of Great Directors:

Great directors are the stars of this season's film series at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph (NH). From Akira Kurosawa's great samurai film Yojimbo to Woody Allen's valentine to movies The Purple Rose of Cairo to Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger's gorgeous color film A Matter of Life and Death, the series explores the best of the best.

Feb. 16: A Matter of Life and Death, directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger.

See their web site for details and tickets


16 February
Simon Turner tells us:

Gone to Earth will have a rare screening at the Cinematek, Baron Horta straat 9, 1000 Brussels at 5pm on 16th February

See their web site for details and tickets


14 February

The CTBF, the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, are celebrating their 90th anniversary by screening The Red Shoes at the Warner Bros. Private Screening Room, Theobald's Road, London WC1X 8WB.

The film will be introduced by Andrew Macdonald, Emeric's grandson and producer of numerous ground breaking films including: Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, The History Boys, Last King of Scotland (directed by Kevin Macdonald).

Friday 14 February
Drinks reception 6.15pm, film starts 7pm, ends 9.15pm
CTBF members free of charge, non-members £15

The CTBF are the leading UK charity for Cinema, Film & TV professionals, supporting those in times of need, and running charity fundraising events including the annual Royal Film Performance

They provide dynamic support for those facing personal and career challenges of illness, injury, unemployment or finances. They also aid talent entering our industries through the John Brabourne Awards

See their web site for details and tickets


13 February
Simon Turner tells us:

The Red Shoes will be shown at the University of West London, Dr William Barry Theatre, St Mary's Road, Ealing at 7pm on the 13th February as a part of the Ealing Music & Film Valentine Festival

See their web site for details and tickets


7 February
Diane Broadbent Friedman tells us:

Check out the New York Historical Society Film Festival. Thelma will be introducing 3 P and P favorites. On Friday 7 February 2014 they'll be showing The Red Shoes.

See their web site for details and tickets


1 & 3 February

Black Narcissus is being shown at the NFT (BFI South Bank) in London on Sat 1 Feb in NFT3 at 15:50 and on Mon 3 Feb in NFT2 at 18:10. The Monday screening will have an introduction by Philip Kemp, reviewer & film historian and lecturer at the University of Leicester.

See their web site for details and tickets


28 January
Simon Turner tells us:

The DNR Filmclub in Den Haag will be showing Peeping Tom on 28 January at 20:15

See their web site for details and tickets


26 January
Park Circus tell us:

The Thief of Bagdad will be shown at the Australian Cinematheque, Brisbane on Sunday 26 January at 1pm

See their web site for details and tickets


22 January
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes is being screened at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, just outside Philly, on Wednesday 22 January at 7pm

Shown in celebration of the Pennsylvania Ballet's 50th Anniversary season, several dancers and artistic staff from the company will be in attendance for a special introduction to the film.

See their web site for details and tickets


21 January
Simon Turner tells us:

The DNR Filmclub in Den Haag will be showing The Red Shoes on 21 January at 20:15

See their web site for details and tickets


17 January
Diane Broadbent Friedman tells us:

Check out the New York Historical Society Film Festival. Thelma will be introducing 3 P and P favorites. On Friday 17 January 2014 they'll be showing The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.

See their web site for details and tickets


16 January
Park Circus tell us:

A Canterbury Tale will be screening at the Cube Microplex in Bristol on 16 Jan.

See their web site for details and tickets


14 January

The DNR Filmclub in Den Haag will be showing Black Narcissus on 14 January at 20:15

See their web site for details and tickets


12 January
Park Circus tell us:

The Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley is celebrating the life and career of Jack Cardiff on Sunday 12 January 2014 with a screening of Craig McCall's wonderful documentary "Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff" followed by The Red Shoes. Events start at 1:30pm

See their web site for details and tickets


11 & 12 January
Park Circus tell us:

The Red Shoes will be shown in the Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR on Saturday 11 Jan & Sunday 12 Jan at 2pm

See their web site for details and tickets


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