Emory Revisits Alfred Hitchcock's Films in Free Screening Series

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August 9, 2018

(ATLANTA)—The Emory Cinematheque, a weekly series of free film screenings, presents "Hitchcock/Hitchcockian" for its Fall 2018 program. Beginning September 5th with "The Lodger" (1927), the screenings are held each Wednesday at 7:30 PM in Emory's White Hall 208 through November 28th. They are free and open to the public.  All screenings, save October 17, will be shown in professional gauge 35mm or DCP.

The series opens with a special presentation of Hitchcock's silent film "The Lodger" with live musical accompaniment from acclaimed pianist Donald Sosin. Sosin is the resident pianist for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, BAM, and the Museum of the Moving Image.

Though dismissed throughout most of his career as a superficial entertainer, Hitchcock was in fact a profound and perceptive artist working in a popular form. This series, which features many of Hitchcock's major works, will explore his recurring themes (the precariousness and anxiety of modern life, the double-standard against women under patriarchy and the nature of guilt and evil), his virtuoso use of film technique, his personal biography and his position in the British and American film industries.

"Hitchcock's films remain as entertaining and relevant today as they were when they were made. No director's work better exemplifies the power of cinema to immerse us in unfamiliar situations while reminding us of our shared fears and anxieties," says series curator, Dr. Michele Schreiber, Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies. "Hitchcock’s films provide a comprehensive education in the expressive possibilities of the medium."

Each film will be introduced by Dr. Schreiber or other film studies faculty. For more information, visit the Emory Film and Media Studies website at www.filmstudies.emory.edu or call 404-727-6761. 

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