Film Forum, the non-profit cinema located in New York City, has unveiled its Winter repertory slate.
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 film “The Red Shoes” is on tap for a two week run, November 6-19, while Jacques Tati’s “M. Hulot’s Holiday” will screen November 20-December 3. The prints of both films will be new, 35mm restorations. The films of director James Whale will be the focus of a week-long retrospective (December 4-10), that includes his early horror classics, “Frankenstein” and “The Invisible Man.”
The majority of December will be devoted to the series Madcap Manhattan, a program of classic comedies set in New York City, continuing through January 5, 2010. Among the films slated are Leo McCarey’s screwball comedy “The Awful Truth,” Frank Capra’s “You Can’t Take It With You,” and Billy Wilder’s “The Apartment.”
Rounding out the schedule is a retrospective of the films of Akira Kurosawa, January 6-February 4, 2010. The series includes a nine-day run of the director’s 1949 detective film “Stray Dog” and will be followed by a two-week presentation of his late-career samurai epic “Ran.”
For more information, visit Film Forum’s website.