Guilty Pleasures Movie Marathon at the Barbican Theatre


Guilty Pleasures Movie Marathon at the Barbican Theatre

Saturday 3rd February 2024

On Saturday February 3rd , in the final part of our celebration of the influence of Powell and Pressburger, The Barbican Theatre will host a film marathon with all of the dance-film guilty pleasures we love (Center Stage, Save the Last Dance, Step Up 4: Miami Heat). See one or see them all, these films are sure to get your feet tapping.

Tickets available from The Barbican Theatre.

Tickets: £3 per film or £8 for all three films.

3pm Save the Last Dance (12)
Dir. Thomas Carter, US, 2001, 108 mins. Cast. Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry
When an aspiring ballet dancer moves to the South Side of Chicago, she finds a connection to hip-hop and a young man with all the right moves.

5pm Step Up 4 Miami Heat (12)
Dir. Scott Speer, US, 2012, 99 mins. Cast. Ryan Guzman, Kathryn McCormick, Misha
Gabriel Hamilton.
Newly arrived in Miami, young dancer Emily dreams of becoming a professional. She soon meets and falls in love with Sean (Ryan Guzman), the leader of a dance crew called “The Mob”. When a rich businessman’s plans to develop the dancers’ historic neighbourhood threatens to displace thousands of people, Emily must join forces with Sean and the Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, even though doing so may place her dreams in jeopardy.

7.30pm Centre Stage (12)
Dir. Nicholas Hytner, US, 2000, 111 mins. Cast. Amanda Schull, Zoe Saldana, Susan May Pratt.

A group of young ballet dancers from various backgrounds enrol at the renowned American Ballet Academy in New York where they encounter physical and mental stress while vying for a coveted spot in a celebrated dance company.

Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger

A major UK-wide celebration of one of the greatest and most enduring filmmaking partnerships: Michael Powell (1905-1990) and Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988).

Plymouth Arts Cinema is hosting a multi-venue season of beautiful, dark and mysterious films, talks, workshops and events inspired by and culminating in an immersive screening of Powell and Pressburger’s The Red Shoes in December with a newly commissioned dance work from Barbican Theatre. We want audiences new and old to re-discover the beautiful, transgressive worlds created on screen by the radical imaginations of these hugely influential filmmakers.

Taking The Red Shoes as our main inspiration we will revisit classic films, show new
representations of the intensity of dance on screen and invite some special guests to share their love and curiosity for these perfect cinema mavericks. The films take a dark look at the fevered relationship between female creative genius and representations of the monstrous feminine power on screen.

Screening as part of Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.


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