- 1958, Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 128 min.
- With James Stewart, Kim Novak
“One of the landmarks--not merely of movies, but of twentieth-century art.”
—Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
Initially received as a failure, this intensely personal, eternally haunting film was recently voted the Greatest Film of All Time in Sight & Sound’s decennial critics’ poll. A psychologically crippled San Francisco detective (Stewart) on the trail of a mysterious blonde (Novak) develops a passion for her that becomes hallucinatory, fetishistic, and necrophiliac. 35mm print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. Please note: We are showing a rare IB Technicolor print of the 1958 release version, with the film’s original color and soundtrack, both of which were altered in the 1996 restoration that is now widely circulated. (MR)
Tuesday's show is now SOLD OUT.