Thursday, December 26

Staff Picks (past events)Repertory Series ArchiveFilms for Kids of All Ages

The Red Shoes


Double Feature with THE WIZARD OF OZ

1948 • dir Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger w/Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring • 134 min • DCP

“The story is classic: A talented unknown rises in an international ballet company whose director offers her a great future so long as dance is her entire life. When she falls in love with the composer of The Red Shoes ballet score, her career-making role, his expectation that she give up dancing for him clashes with the impresario’s rules. Torn between their implacable demands, she runs out of the theater in anguish and… [Spoiler removed by Brattle]

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“So, what is the power of THE RED SHOES—beyond its almost shocking beauty? It’s that each of its elements—camerawork, set design, music—seem to have been created full throttle, the better to sweep us, too, over that parapet in its fevered finale.”
– Sheila Benson, For Kids of All Ages

“One of the most beautiful films ever made.”
– Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

“A look beneath its lushly romantic surface reveals a dark, complex sensibility, and that surface, rendered in the somber tones of British Technicolor, reflects a fantastically rich cinematic inventiveness.”
– Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

Ticket Information:

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Wednesday 12/25
at 5:15 PM
Thursday 12/26
at 3:00, 8:00 PM

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Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.