Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: Ema + The Red Shoes (Double Feature)

Driven by passion for their art, the women in these spectacular dance films—set almost 75 years apart—risk it all for love and career.

$45-75; one ticket admits one car


Thu Nov 12 6:30 PM

The Films


Pablo Larraín | Chile | 102

2020. With Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal, Paola Giannini, Santiago Cabrera. Adoptive parents Ema and Gastón are artistic free spirits in an experimental dance troupe whose lives are thrown into chaos when their son Polo is involved in a shockingly violent incident. Centering on the sinuous, electrifying art of reggaeton dance, Ema is an incendiary portrait of a lady on fire, the story of an artistic temperament forced to contend with societal pressure and the urge to conform. From world-class director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Neruda) comes another psychologically acute exhumation of Latin American life under restriction featuring an unforgettable heroine who is determined to move freely through the world, as she electrifies everyone and everything around her. Courtesy of Music Box Films.

The Red Shoes

Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger | UK | 133

1948. With Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer. Powell and Pressburger’s influential backstage drama masterpiece is the story of a rising star ballerina (Shearer) who comes undone by her own perfectionism for her craft, while also becoming embroiled in a love triangle. Meticulously directed, with eye-popping Technicolor cinematography by Jack Cardiff, The Red Shoes features an unforgettable extended fantasy ballet, Oscar-winning art direction and musical score, and a memorable climax that tragically expresses about how art can completely consume a life.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
7:30 PM
Ema Begins
9:10 PM
9:20 PM
The Red Shoes Begins
All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway. Please take the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

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PLEASE NOTE: Ema is rated R (for strong sexual content, nudity and language) and may not be considered appropriate for younger audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.


Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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