Thursday, May 10, 2012

Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival coming to the
Mae Wilson Theatre in September







The Moose Jaw Cultural Centre is pleased to announce its Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival, running from Sept. 18 - 22, 2012, in the Mae Wilson Theatre.
   Six of the legendary director's movies will be shown over five nights: Rebecca, Rope, Rear Window, Vertigo, The Birds and Psycho.
   Movies will start at 7:30 p.m. each night, with the doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets to each film are just $5 each at the door ($10 for the double bill of The Birds and Psycho), cash only, general seating.
   Here is the festival schedule:

Tuesday, Sept. 18
Rebecca (1940) - rated PG
Although Alfred Hitchcock never won an Academy Award for best director, one of his movies did win an Oscar for Best Picture – Rebecca. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca tells the story of a naive young woman (Joan Fontaine) who marries a rich widower, Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier), and settles in his gigantic mansion. There she finds the memory of the first wife maintaining a grip on her husband and the servants, including the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson).

Wednesday, Sept. 19
Rope (1948) - rated PG
Two young men (Farley Granger and John Dall) strangle their classmate and hide his body in their apartment. They invite their victim’s friends and family, including his father and fiancĂ©e, to a dinner party as a means to challenge their “perfect” crime. One of the dinner guests is the prep-school headmaster, played by Jimmy Stewart, who inadvertently helped to inspire the murder by his own rhetoric.

Thursday, Sept. 20
Rear Window (1954) - rated PG
A wheelchair-bound photographer (Jimmy Stewart) spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Based on a short story by Cornell Woolrich, this Hitchcock classic also stars Grace Kelly as Stewart’s socialite girlfriend and Thelma Ritter as his home care nurse.

Friday, Sept. 21
Vertigo (1958) - rated PG
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia (Jimmy Stewart) investigates the strange activities of a friend's wife (Kim Novak), and becomes dangerously obsessed with her.

Sat. 22: Double bill: The Birds and Psycho

The Birds (1963) - rated PG-13
A wealthy San Francisco socialite (Tippi Hedren) pursues a potential boyfriend (Rod Taylor) to a small Northern California town. Her visit slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack the townspeople in increasing numbers and viciousness. Based on a short story by Daphne Du Maurier, this movie also stars Suzanne Pleshette and Jessica Tandy.

Psycho (1960) - rated R (Restricted - children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian)
Psycho, perhaps Hitchcock’s most famous film, tells the story of a young woman (Janet Leigh) who steals $40,000 from her employer's client and goes on the run. At a secluded roadside motel where she stops to rest for the night, she encounters a young motel proprietor named Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), who has long been dominated by his mother.

- Film synopses from imdb.com

1 comment:

Kelly said...

So excited for this!