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Wed, Sep 21, 2011
7:30pm
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A PRODUCTION OF THE ARCHERS: THE FILMS OF MICHAEL POWELL AND EMERIC PRESSBURGER
A CANTERBURY TALE

A retrospective of the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger begins with the 1944 Chaucer-inspired A CANTERBURY TALE!

A CANTERBURY TALE
1944, MGM Repertory, 124 min, UK, Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

A beautifully told, and surprisingly intricate interweaving of the stories of four contemporary "pilgrims" - an American and a British soldier, a British "Land Girl," and a local magistrate/historian - in the village of Canterbury during World War II. A CANTERBURY TALE is filled with Powell and Pressburger’s marvelous, worldly humor - along with one of their most bizarre and disturbing characters in the form of the mysterious "Glue Man," pouring paste into the hair of young girls as they sleep! (Interestingly, Powell himself was born not far from Canterbury, and educated at King’s School there.) Starring Thomas Colpeper, Alison Smith and Bob Johnson.


Screening format: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Wed, Sep 21, 2011 • 7:30pm
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