2012-08-16 / About Town

Hitchcock film will be shown tonight at JAC

The Jamestown Arts Center will show “Rebecca,” the 130-minute Alfred Hitchcock black-and-white film from 1940, on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 9 p.m. There will be indoor and outdoor seating. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.

“Rebecca” stars Sir Laurence Olivier as an enigmatic widower named Max de Winter who marries the youthful, naive protagonist played by Joan Fontaine. Max brings her to his English country estate, where she is menaced by his sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), and the spirit of his deceased wife, Rebecca. The tormented young bride is brought to the brinks of madness in this adaptation of the gothic novel by Daphne du Maurier. The film won the 1940 Academy Award for best picture and cinematography.

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