by Jim Ridley
The new Hitchcock biopic starring Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock will have a hard act to top in theaters this month: a retrospective of 24 legendary films from the Master of Suspense, from the early Murder and Blackmail! to his final ’70s films Frenzy (his only R-rated film, and a movie so sick I've never made it all the way through) and Family Plot.
In between — well, you've got your pick of Sight & Sound poll topper Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, Rear Window, The Birds, Strangers on a Train, Rebecca, Notorious, The Lady Vanishes and The 39 Steps, along with lesser-known masterpieces such as The Wrong Man, Marnie and Shadow of a Doubt.
Discount passes go on sale this morning at 10 a.m. at The Belcourt's website. Details below.
Belcourt Theatre Announces ALFRED HITCHCOCK: MASTER OF SUSPENSE Film Series
DEC. 26, 2012 — JAN. 17, 2013
Discounted Ticket Packages Go On Sale Black Friday
WHAT: The Belcourt Theatre announces ALFRED HITCHCOCK: MASTER OF SUSPENSE, a film series featuring 24 of Hitchcock’s influential films. The series opens Dec. 26 with VERTIGO and continues with the iconic director’s suspenseful and much-loved films including REAR WINDOW, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, TO CATCH A THIEF, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, THE BIRDS, PSYCHO and many more. With the film series’s ticket sales beginning Black Friday, the Belcourt’s discounted ticket packages offer ideal gift options as people pursue holiday shopping bargains. www.belcourt.org
Ticket Package Pricing:
6-Pack: $39 ($30 Belcourt member)
Full Series Pass: $138 ($115 Belcourt member)
Tickets for individual films can be purchased at regular prices.
ALFRED HITCHCOCK: MASTER OF SUSPENSE, Dec. 26, 2012 — Jan. 17, 2013
Tickets on sale Friday, Nov. 23
WHERE: Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave.
Tickets available at www.belcourt.org
For updated information, check the Belcourt’s Facebook page or Twitter: @belcourt
With the upcoming release of a new Hitchcock biopic about the making of PSYCHO, starring Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock; as well as the British Film Institute’s restoration of the director’s early silent films that will soon tour the U.S., the year 2013 is shaping up to be ‘the year of the Hitch.’ ALFRED HITCHCOCK: MASTER OF SUSPENSE starts on Dec. 26 with VERTIGO—deemed the “Greatest Film of All Time” by the British Film Institute’s long-running Sight & Sound poll. The series focus continues with leading man Jimmy Stewart in ROPE, REAR WINDOW and THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, three of Hitchcock’s most loved films, made mid-career. Next, the series will explore BLACKMAIL and some of the key films from the early sound/British era. The series then follows lead actors and muses—i.e., Joan Fontaine, Madeleine Carroll, Farley Granger, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Tippi Hedren. Weekend filmgoers can spend nearly every Saturday and Sunday exploring Hitchcock’s work with an actor or within an era, and without a single repeated film.