STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

MONDAY, MAY 15 7 PM.

“…Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1946 fairy tale A Matter of Life and Death…is a real, or rather surreal treat. This is the fable of a British airman Peter Carter (David Niven), who falls in love while in radio contact with an American air controller June (Kim Hunter) as he plunges to certain death in his blazing Lancaster bomber in 1945. A clerical mistake in heaven means he is miraculously allowed to live and meet up, passionately, with June – and is then called to a kind of celestial Supreme Court to plead the merits of his earthly love, versus the duty of submitting to the commands of the next world.” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

1946 Michael Powell, Emetic Pressburger. 1.33:1 Technicolor/BW DCP 104 min.