Past Film/Video | Series & Festivals

White Nights

(Taylor Hackford, 1985)
Introduced by Rita Belda, Vice President of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering, Sony Pictures

New Restoration | World Premiere

Few 1980s films have the star power of White Nights, which pairs legends Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines as dancing defectors brought together behind the Iron Curtain by Cold War–era intrigue. Helen Mirren and Isabella Rossellini costar, Twyla Tharp contributed choreography, and the film spawned two hit songs: the Phil Collins/Marilyn Martin duet “Separate Lives” and Lionel Richie’s Oscar-winning “Say You, Say Me.” See this cult classic on the big screen! (136 mins., 4K DCP)

More about the expert

Rita Belda is vice president of asset management, film restoration, and digital mastering at Sony Pictures. Among the numerous restoration projects that she has supervised are Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night (1934), Leo McCarey’s The Awful Truth (1937), André De Toth’s None Shall Escape (1944), and Richard Lester’s Robin and Marian (1976). This is her third appearance at Cinema Revival.

A woman leans her head against a man's shoulder

White Nights, image courtesy of Sony Pictures

Two dancers jump and spin in an empty studio

White Nights, image courtesy of Sony Pictures

Restored by Sony Pictures.

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Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
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National Endowment for the Arts

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Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
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White Nights