A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

OPENS FRI. SEPT. 22

matterIn celebration of Art House Theater Day 2017, please join the Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, Sony Pictures Repertory, and the Art House Convergence in a celebration of the new 4K restoration of the 1946 Michael Powell and Emetic Pressberger film A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (aka “Stairway To Heaven”) with a special introduction filmed at New York City’s Film Forum with Thelma Schoonmaker, famed film editor of “Raging Bull,” “The Aviator,” and “The Departed” (and Powell’s widow).

British Air Force pilot Peter Carter (David Niven) is on his way home to England from a World War II bombing mission in a badly damaged aircraft. Before he bails out of the plane into the ocean, he contacts June (Kim Hunter), an Allied radio operator with whom he shares what he believes to be his final moments on Earth. But Peter survives, finds June and they fall in love. A problem arises when a divine messenger (Marius Goring) arrives to escort Peter to heaven to rectify his wrongful survival.

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