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Celebrate the Master of Suspense!

September 28, 2015

Hitchcocktober returns to the Angelika! Join us Thursdays in October for a screening of one of Sir Alfred Hitchcock’s classics, back on the big screen (titles and dates vary by location – check your local listings!)

Among the films featured this year:

DIAL M FOR MURDER in 3D (1954)
Yes, 3D! Hitchcock’s 1954 classic was originally shot in 3D, but rarely seen that way by moviegoers. The film has been restored for gorgeous high-resolution 3D digital presentation. British tennis pro Ray Milland suspects that his wealthy wife Grace Kelly is fooling around with handsome American Robert Cummings. Milland blackmails a disgraced former army comrade into murdering Kelly and making it look like the work of a burglar. But Milland’s carefully mapped-out scheme does not take into account the notion that Kelly might fight back and kill her assailant.

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956)
The debate still rages as to whether Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 remake of THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH is superior to his own original 1934 version. This version features more stars, a lusher budget, and the plaintive music of Bernard Herrmann. American tourists James Stewart and Doris Day are witness to the street killing of a Frenchman they’ve recently befriended. Before breathing his last, the murder victim whispers a secret to Stewart. Stewart knows that a political assassination will occur during a concert at London’s Albert Hall, but his son has been kidnapped to keep him from telling the police.

SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943)
Joseph Cotton star as Uncle Charlie, a calculating and charming killer who hides out in his relatives’ small hometown, in Alfred Hitchcock’s SHADOW OF A DOUBT. While hiding out he befriends his favorite niece and namesake, Young Charlie (Teresa Wright) – but she begins to suspect he may be the famed Merry Widow murderer. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as the psychopathic killer plots the death of his young niece to protect his secret.

PSYCHO (1960)
Alfred Hitchcock’s landmark masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. When Marion Crane, spectacularly played by Janet Leigh, ends up at the Bates Motel after making off with $40,000 cash, there’s hardly a film fan alive who doesn’t know what happens next. First a private detective, then Marion’s sister, search for her as the horror and suspense mount to a terrifying climax where the mysterious killer is finally revealed.

MARNIE (1964)
One year after she appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller THE BIRDS, actress Tippi Hedren took on another Hitchcock role in this unusual psychological drama. Marnie Edgars is a scheming young woman who repeatedly finds employment as a secretary and then proceeds to rob her employers. Though she changes her disguise, her new boss (Sean Connery) recognizes her – but instead of reporting her to the police, he’s intrigued by her criminal behavior and certain events in her past.

SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943)
Joseph Cotton star as Uncle Charlie, a calculating and charming killer who hides out in his relatives’ small hometown, in Alfred Hitchcock’s SHADOW OF A DOUBT. While hiding out he befriends his favorite niece and namesake, Young Charlie (Teresa Wright) – but she begins to suspect he may be the famed Merry Widow murderer. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as the psychopathic killer plots the death of his young niece to protect his secret.

 

Hitchcocktober descends on the Angelika every Thursday in October at these locations – advance tickets are on sale now:
Angelika at Mosaic
Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market
Angelika Dallas (screenings are FREE on the patio)
Angelika Plano
Angelika Carmel Mountain (opening October 9, 2015 – the first Angelika on the West Coast!