St Michael’s Church Hall, St Michael’s Place, Brighton
Friday 2 December, doors open 7pm, for screening at 7.30pm
Powell and Pressburger’s classic romantic melodrama, ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ (1946) is a grandiose, audacious fantasy – but is drenched in cosy British charm. Starring David Niven, Kim Hunter, Marius Goring and Roger Livesey, and captured in Jack Cardiff’s signature rich cinematography, this screening will be a real treat.
David Niven plays Peter Carter, an RAF pilot who bails out of his plane over the Channel. By a clerical error on the part of the angel (Marius Goring) due to escort him to heaven, Peter survives long enough to meet and fall in love with a young US woman (Kim Hunter), with whom he had been in radio contact in his fateful, fatal flight. As his life hangs in the balance, Peter appears before a celestial court to plea for another shot at life.
Tickets: £9 including a festive drink and seasonal snack