SCORSESE’S SCARIEST FILM FEST – PSYCHO + REAR WINDOW

Rating: MA15+
Length: 195 mins
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
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Thu 15th Aug:
Sun 18th Aug:

DAVID STRATTON PRESENTS MARTIN SCORSESE’S SCARIEST EVER FILM FESTIVAL & RKO VAL LEWTON RETRO.

“I’m very excited to announce that the Orpheum has confirmed a special festival of director Martin Scorcese’s choices of the scariest films ever made.The festival will also include three of the excellent Val Lewton 1940’s RKO classics rarely seen on the big screen.From the 40’s the genuinely frightening THE UNINVITED plus THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE , the brilliant Ealing Studios thriller DEAD OF NIGHT , to the 50’s NIGHT OF THE DEMON a vastly underrated thriller , to the 60s Deborah Kerr in THE INNOCENTS, the original THE HAUNTING directed by Robert Wise and Hitchcock’s PSYCHO plus REAR WINDOW to the 70’s THE EXORCIST and the 80s Kubrick’s extended version of THE SHINING and the Canadian chiller THE CHANGELING.The RKO Val Lewton titles are CAT PEOPLE, ISLE OF THE DEAD and THE LEOPARD MAN.I do hope you can be part of this exciting program… a rare chance to view these quality films in beautiful restored digital on the cinema screen.”
DAVID STRATTON.

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ADULT $19. CONCESSIONS $15. SENIORS $10.

PSYCHO (1960)

Psycho was seen as a dramatic departure from Hitchcock’s previous film NORTH BY NORTHWEST having been filmed on a low budget, in black-and-white, and by a television crew. The film initially received mixed reviews, but outstanding success prompted critical re-evaluation. Psycho was nominated for four Oscars including Best director for Hitchcock. Psycho is now considered one of Hitchcock’s best films and praised as a major work of cinematic art by international film critics and scholars. Often ranked among the greatest films of all time it set a new level of acceptability for violence, deviant behaviour and sexuality in American films, and is widely considered to be the earliest example of the slasher film genre.

FOLLOWED BY…

REAR WINDOW (1954)

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Hitchcock made a career out of indulging our voyeuristic tendencies and he never excited them more,or with more gleeful awareness than here. “This is the most bittersweet of Hitchcockian suspense-romances. Make no mistake about it: Rear Window is as much of a romance as it is a brilliant exercise in suspense.” N.YTIMES. “The film leaps off the screen with a thrilling immediacy” ROLLING STONE.