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Art, Life & Death: 3 Films by The Archers (Cancelled)
One event on Mar 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm
One event on Mar 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm
This event has been cancelled.
The College of St. Scholastica hosts this film festival showcasing the works of The Archers, an English/Hungarian filmmaking duo who honed their craft during the World War II years and beyond. “Art, Life & Death: 3 Films by The Archers” features The Red Shoes, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, and A Matter of Life and Death. All films will be screened in room 249 of the Burns Wellness Commons. Refreshments will be provided. The film festival schedule: 7 p.m. Friday, March 27: “The Red Shoes” (1948) (2h 16m) Dancer Moira Shearer stars as Vicky Page in this update of the Hans Christian Andersen story. Page, an aspiring ballerina, is torn between complete artistic dedication to her craft and the desire for romance and a normal life. St. Scholastica Art Program Director Sarah Brokke Erickson, MFA, will provide an introduction. 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28: “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp” (1943) (2h 44m) Major-General Clive Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesey), based on a caricature of Winston Churchill, is given a fictional biopic in this epic tale of undying friendship between Candy and his one-time German adversary (Anton Walbrook). Deborah Kerr plays three roles. Assistant professor of English Kevin Quarmby, PhD, will provide an introduction. 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28: “A Matter of Life and Death” (1946) (1h 44m) RAF pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) is put on trial in the “Other World” for life and sanity after missing his appointment with certain death. However, before he can be tried, Carter falls in love with American radio operator June (Kim Hunter). Deeply romantic and visually sublime, this unique film shows off the artistry and humanity of The Archers. Nathan Carroll, PhD, associate professor of Communication, Theater and Art, will provide an introduction.