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October is Hitchcock-Tober @ the Angelika
October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
October is Hitchcock-Tober @ the Angelika!
October 13: NORTH BY NORTHWEST
NR | 2 hours 16 minutes
Hitchcock’s gripping and suspenseful NORTH BY NORTHWEST follows Madison Avenue advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), as he finds himself thrust into the world of spies when mistaken for a CIA Agent and kidnapped. He escapes, seeking out the real Agent, only to discover that no one has ever seen him. Before he can investigate, a man is murdered in view of 50 witnesses who believe Thornhill is guilty. On the run from a murder charge, Thornhill meets a beautiful woman (Eva Marie Saint) who turns his life upside down when he realizes she’s not the innocent bystander he thought.
CAST: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason
October 20: VERTIGO
PG | 2 hours 8 minutes
An intricate web of obsession and deceit follows a retired San Francisco detective in one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most powerful, deep, and stunningly beautiful films. VERTIGO stars James Stewart and Kim Novak as two souls caught in a doomed romance. After Scottie Ferguson retires from his position as a private investigator, he is lured into case by a friend whose wife is allegedly possessed by a spirit. After saving the enigmatic Madeleine from suicide, Scottie begins to fall in love with her – and each twist in VERTIGO’s unpredictably terrifying second half completely alters all prior notions about the characters and events.
CAST: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
October 27: STRANGERS ON A TRAIN
PG | 1 hour 43 minutes
Bruno Anthony thinks he has the perfect plot to rid himself of his hated father when he meets tennis player Guy Haines in STRANGERS ON A TRAIN. Guy is trapped in an unhappy marriage, and Bruno reveals that he feels trapped by his father, and proposes the theory of “exchange murders.” Suppose that Bruno were to murder Guy’s wife, and Guy in exchange were to kill Bruno’s father? Guy takes this as a joke, but Bruno takes things into his own hands when Guy arrives home to find his wife murdered.
CAST: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman
October 31: PSYCHO
R | 1 hour 50 minutes
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.
CAST: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles