The goal of the Roycroft Campus Film Society is to provide high quality art and foreign films followed by insightful discussion on a monthly basis. The Society currently presents a film the second Sunday of every Month (unless otherwise stated).

The Roycroft Campus Film Society

Proudly Presents

The Red Shoes

Date: June 9th at 4:00pm

at the Roycroft Power House, 39 South Grove St.

East Aurora, NY 14052

1948 – 133 min – English
Sunday, June 9th, 2024 – 4:00pm

The Roycroft Campus Film Society invites you to a screening of the 1948 movie The Red Shoes, as we continue our exploration of some of the great director’s of the world that the Film Society has never screened. This month we journey to England and the director/producer team of Powell and Pressburger, known collectively as The Archers, the name of their production company.

In this classic dance drama, Vicky Page (a dazzling Moira Shearer in her film debut) is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. Eventually Vicky, under great emotional stress, must choose to pursue either her art or her romance, a decision that carries serious consequences.

Upon its release, the film received critical acclaim, especially in the United States, where it received five Academy Award nominations, winning for Best Original Score and Art Direction.  In 1999, the British Film Institute ranked it as the 9th greatest British film of all time. In 2017, a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics ranked it the 5th best British film ever. Filmmakers such as Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and Steven Speilberg have named it one of thier all-time favorite films. The film currently has a 99% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Red Shoes will be shown on the second Sunday in June, the 9th at 4:00 pm at Roycroft Power House, 39 South Grove St. in East Aurora. Please join us and stay for the discussion afterwards.

 

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TICKETS

Tickets for the regular screenings are:
$6.00 for members
$8.00 for non-members
Purchase tickets directly at the door the day of the show.

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UPCOMING SCHEDULE

June 9 – The Red Shoes (1948)

HISTORY & PREVIOUS FILMS

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To Purchase Tickets for this Screening

Tickets for this event, and membership, may be purchased at the door

$8 – General admission

$6 – RFS Members