(Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1951, UK, 133 min.)
The 1951 Powell and Pressburger classic, based on the 1881 opera by Jacques Offenbach, an anthology of fantastic and romantic adventures, recounted by the fableist Hoffmann (Robert Rounseville) and featuring Moira Shearer (The Red Shoes), Ludmilla Tchérina, and Ann Ayars. The film has been singled out by both Martin Scorsese and George A. Romero as a major influence on their own work. “Tales of Hoffmann is a 1951 dance/operatic tour de force in Technicolor the likes of which you've never seen” Kenneth Turin, LA Times. The film will be shown with subtitles.
Sunday, September 3 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119