Jan 17th 2019

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale of the same name, The Red Shoes, is a beautiful classic about a dancer’s ultimate dilemma: the desire to dance or the desire for love. Played by Moira Shearer, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina who finds herself in this situation when she joins a ballet company and becomes the lead dancer. This visually luscious film has inspired both actors and directors alike, from Gene Kelly to Martin Scorsese, for both its inspired dancing and its brilliant use of Technicolor. 35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by The Film Foundation & Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

runtime: 136m format: 35mm

Dancing Through the Ages: A 20th Century Showcase
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