Saturday, 28 January 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 50: Sun Feb 19

The Edge of the World (Powell, 1937): Picturehouse Central, 1pm

This movie is the second in a season of fresh films and classic cinema at Picturehouse Central, curated by members of the film section of the London Critics' Circle. Kate Muir of the Times has selected the film and will introduce the screening.

Chicago Reader review:
Michael Powell (The Red Shoes, Peeping Tom) emerged from the anonymity of British quota quickies with this 1937 film, shot on location on the Scottish island of Foula; when the introduction of steam trawlers threatens the island's viability as a fishing port, the residents must decide whether or not to abandon their homes. Quite good, but it's somewhat anomalous for Powell: a melodrama rendered in the gray light of documentary naturalism rather than his famously stylized Technicolor. With Niall MacGinnis, Belle Chrystall, John Laurie, and Finlay Currie.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the opening.

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