Our month-long tribute to some of “Master of Suspense” Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest films continues with his surprisingly twisted 1958 thriller VERTIGO. Screens Wed August 16 and Thurs Aug 17 at 8pm, and Sun August 20 at 5:30pm and 8pm. Advance tickets: boxoffice.printtixusa.com/fridacinema/advance?i=1593.
Perhaps the greatest film ever made about the powerful and destructive force of obsession, Hitchcock’s dark take on Technicolor romance finds detective John «Scottie» Ferguson (James Stewart) facing retirement after his fear of heights causes the death of a fellow officer. When an old college friend pays him to play private eye and follow his wife Madeleine (Kim Novak), who he feels might be possessed by a spirit, he proceeds to follow the mysterious woman through the beautiful streets, buildings, and parks of San Francisco – Bernard Herrmann’s hypnotic score accompanying them and adding to the increasingly ominous atmosphere. When tragedy strikes, a Pandora’s Box of lies, deceit, and one shocking revelation after another is unleashed, setting in motion what is perhaps Hitchcock’s most subversive – and breathtakingly gorgeous – film.
We thank Universal Pictures for providing us their 4K DCP Restoration for these screenings!
Wednesday, August 16 – 8pm
Thursday, August 17 – 8pm
Sunday, August 20 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Advance Tickets: boxoffice.printtixusa.com/fridacinema/advance?i=1593