Dysfunctional Family Matinee! In Alfred Hitchcock’s landmark shocker PSYCHO, lovely embezzler Janet Leigh takes refuge from a rainstorm at the Bates Motel, presided over by Anthony Perkins, a strange fellow living with his mother in a nearby mansion. On 35mm and free to American Cinematheque members!
This screening is free to American Cinematheque members.
1960, Universal, 109 min, USA, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
Coming off the comparatively big-budget NORTH BY NORTHWEST, director Alfred Hitchcock decided he wanted to make a nice little, low-budget, black-and-white film for a change of pace. This was the result, and the shock waves are still reverberating. Lovely embezzler Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) takes refuge from a rainstorm off the beaten track on a lonely California highway. Unfortunately, she checks in at the Bates Motel, presided over by young Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a strange fellow living with his mother in a nearby mansion. Hitchcock used the small crew from his popular TV show for this hair-raising example of California Gothic, and it remains one of the most influential chillers ever made. With Vera Miles and John Gavin.
Special Ticket Price: $6.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 1 PM – 4 PM PDT
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, California 90403
Hosted by Aero Theatre
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