by Nicki Wood
The second of three Wine, Food & Film pre-Oscar events hosted by the Belcourt Theatre will feature wines from Village Wines, food from Whole Foods and a screening of The Red Shoes, a gorgeous, color-drenched classic from 1948 that won two Oscars. (It lost the Best Picture gold to Olivier's Hamlet).
For the Jan. 11 event, Village Wines proprietor Hoyt Hill is assembling a wine tasting, and the Whole Foods team is cooking up nibbles. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m., and at 7, the evening's main attraction appears: a restored, rescued The Red Shoes, digitally revived from old prints. Is it a beautiful essay on ars longa, vita brevis? Is it about the magic of colorful shoes? Or is it about someone who just can't stop dancing?
The price is easy on the post-holiday wallet -- $25 a ticket, $20 for members. Bearing in mind that the November event sold out, visit belcourt.org for information and tickets.