Screen/Society--AMI Showcase--Hitchcock Series--"Vertigo" [Rare 35mm screening!]
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1958, 128 min, USA, in English, Color, 35mm)
-- Don't miss the chance to see this classic film in 35mm!
-- Introduced by Prof. Markos Hadjioannou, Literature Program!
Described by director Alfred Hitchcock as his most personal film, Vertigo is about a retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia who investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. Dismissed when it was first released, the film was later heralded as one of Hitchcock's finest achievements. Adapted from the French novel D'entre les morts, Vertigo weaves an intricate web of obsession and deceit.
"One of the landmarks--not merely of the movies, but of 20th-century art." -- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
Nominated for 2 Academy Awards - Best Art Direction and Best Sound.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), with support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.