I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) stars Wendy Hiller as a headstrong Englishwoman torn between two men on a remote Scottish isle; in the disarming and utterly original A Matter of Life and Death (1946) (U.S. title: Stairway to Heaven), Royal Air Force pilot David Niven discovers a strange afterlife. A Canterbury Tale (1944) provides a witty, charming look at the collision of American soldiers and their English hosts before the Allied invasion of France; and Black Narcissus (1947) is the filmmakers' opulent Technicolor treatment (cinematographer: Jack Cardiff) of a drama about British nuns swept up in the eroticism of India. It has the added attraction of having been promptly banned by the Catholic Church. Alas, The Red Shoes is not included here, but you can't have everything.
The series will screen Thursday through Saturday, January 13-15, at the Starz FilmCenter at the Tivoli, 900 Auraria Parkway. Audience discussion will follow each showing. For information and screening times, call 303-820-3456 or go to www.denverfilm.org.