Weekend Matinees at 11:30am

<cite>Rope</cite>
Sat 19 Apr
Sun 20 Apr

Rope

directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring John Dall, Farley Granger, James Stewart (1948)

Two young men (John Dall and Farley Granger) murder their “inferior” classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family (including James Stewart!) to a dinner party as a means to challenge the “perfection” of their crime. Based on the real-life crime carried out by University of Chicago students Leopold and Loeb. The film is Hitchcock’s first Technicolor film, taking place in real time, edited to appear as a single take.

<cite>Notorious</cite>
Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr

Notorious

directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1946)

A brilliant allegory of love and betrayal, fusing two of Hitchcock’s favorite elements: suspense and romance. A beautiful woman with a tainted past (Ingrid Bergman) is enlisted by American agent Devlin (Cary Grant) to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex (Claude Rains). Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he’s loved her all along. Stunning performances, Ben Hecht’s excellent script, and Hitchcock’s direction at its best make NOTORIOUS a perfect film.

<cite>Strangers on a Train</cite>
Sat 3 May
Sun 4 May

Strangers on a Train

directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Farley Granger, Robert Walker (1951)

Onboard a cross-country train, psychotic socialite Bruno (Robert Walker) confronts pro tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder (each exchange victims, naturally!). When Guy’s wife turns up dead, Bruno begins putting pressure on the tennis pro to complete the bargain. This is why you should never talk to strangers…

<cite>Rear Window</cite>
Sat 17 May
Sun 18 May

Rear Window

directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly (1954)

Professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate.

<cite>Psycho</cite>
Sat 24 May
Sun 25 May

Psycho

directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

Credited with inventing the genre of the modern horror, Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO features Anthony Perkins as the lonely motel keeper Norman Bates. Bates presides over an out-of-the-way motel under the domineering specter of his mother. Janet Leigh plays Marion Crane, a blonde on the run with stolen money who checks into the motel for the night.

<cite>Frenzy</cite>
Sat 31 May
Sun 1 Jun

Frenzy

directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1975)

London is terrorized by a vicious sex killer known as the neck tie murderer. Following the brutal slaying of his ex-wife, down-on-his-luck Richard Blaney is suspected by the police of being the killer. He goes on the run, determined to prove his innocence. Hitchcock’s penultimate film was his last great film before his death.

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