New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

Valentine's Day Romance

I Know Where I'm Going

FEBRUARY 14, 2002 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(United Kingdom, 1945, 92 minutes, b&w, 35mm)
(In English and Gaelic)

Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Starring Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Pamela Brown

Film historians rank this collaborative effort by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger as one of the finest British films ever made. Engaged to marry a rich industrialist, Joan Webster is a woman who knows where she's going in life. On her way to the wedding, which is to be held on the Isle of Kiloran in northwestern Scotland, Joan meets a handsome young Scottish laird (Livesey) who forces her to rethink her plans. In the 1950s, Paramount used the film as an example of the perfect script, screening it whenever one of the studio's writers became blocked. The film is also noteworthy for its charming images of the Scottish Hebrides.