Sunday, September 24

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A Matter of Life and Death (aka Stairway to Heaven)

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Art House Theater Day!

Brand New Digital Restoration!

Special Introduction from the Film Forum with Thelma Schoonmaker

(1946) dir Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger w/David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Marius Goring, Robert Coote [104 min; DCP]
David Niven plays a WWII British airman who cheats death after being shot down but finds himself in the courts of Heaven defending his right to live. In celebration of Art House Theater Day 2017 please join Sony Pictures Repertory in a celebration of the new 4K restoration of this stunningly gorgeous film. A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (aka STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN) will screen with a special introduction filmed at New York City’s Film Forum (and shared with theaters nationwide) with Thelma Schoonmaker, famed film editor (Raging Bull) and widow of Michael Powell.

★★★★ “One of the most audacious films ever made.” – Roger Ebert

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Sunday 9/24
at 7:00 PM

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