The Film Institute at Montclair State presents Sundays with Hitchcock, a screening and lecture series on Alfred Hitchcock, the iconic filmmaker credited with practically inventing the thriller genre. Hitchcock may have been “the Master of Suspense,” but his greatest mystery was himself. Film critic and author of The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia, Stephen Whitty, reveals some of the director’s secrets in this series that looks at the filmmaker’s art through his greatest obsession and his four finest leading ladies: Grace Kelly, Kim Novak, Janet Leigh and Tippi Hedren. Behind-the-scenes stories and post-film discussions provide unique insights into the work.
Mr. Whitty will introduce each of the films with a short lecture, and moderate a post screening Q&A with the audience.
Sundays with Hitchcock are FREE and open to the general public.
The screenings and post film discussions will be held in the School of Communication and Media's new 197-seat Presentation Hall.
Nov. 12 - 2PM - 5PM Rear Window (1954) One of the director’s most purely entertaining movies is also a devastating study of voyeurism and urban anonymity (as well as a graduate-level course in film editing). With James Stewart, Grace Kelly. Reserve your seat for Rear Window
Nov. 19 - 2 PM - 5PM Vertigo (1958) More personal than perhaps its creator even knew, this spiraling mystery details a man’s urge to create the perfect, obedient object of his desire – and her own desire to break free. With James Stewart, Kim Novak. Reserve your seat for Vertigo