2012-08-09 / About Town

Hitchcock comes to Jamestown next week

The Jamestown Arts Center will show two Alfred Hitchcock movies this month. Both films will have outdoor and indoor seating. Cost is $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors.

The first will be “North by Northwest,” a movie that follows Roger O. Thornhill (played by Cary Grant) who is mistakenly identified as a secret agent by international spies, and as an assassin by the police – Thornhill is then chased by both parties. The screening will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 9 p.m. Film historian Mike Fink will hold an introductory discussion at 8:45 p.m.

On Thursday, Aug. 16, the 1940 black-and-white feature, “Rebecca,” Hitchcock’s first American film, will be shown. The film stars Sir Laurence Olivier as an enigmatic widower who marries the youthful protagonist played by Joan Fontaine. He brings her to his English country estate, where she is menaced by the sinister housekeeper.

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