Monday, 15 March 2010

Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger - Pure Genius

Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger - Pure Genius

A wonderful site dedicated to the genius (yes, genius!) of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

I Know Where I'm Going, The Edge of the World, The Small Back Room, Age of Consent, Gone to Earth... five great films from the most "British" yet strangely, wonderfully, alien film creators of their era.

Just as good as the better known, The Red Shoes, Matter of Life and Death, Colonel Blimp, Canterbury Tale, Black Narcissus and Peeping Tom.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Louise Brooks & Mark Kermode (live)

The 13th British Silent Film Festival will include a rare screening of the Louise Brooks classic Beggars of Life (1928) with live accompaniment from The Dodge Brothers (featuring Mark Kermode).

Regarded as Brooks' finest American film, Beggars was directed by William Wellman and also stars Wallace Beery and Richard Arlen.

More details at IMDB.

Beggars of Life.

As Mordaunt Hall wrote in his NY Times review of September 24th 1928, "There are some good scenes of trains...Miss Brooks really acts well, better than she has in most of her other pictures."

The Fesitival runs from 15th to 18th April 2010 at the Phoenix Square Cinema, Leicester.

For bookings contact Phoenix Square Box Office (+44) 0116 242 2800.

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