Contemporary Film Discussion Series: Hitchcock & Truffaut
To participate, screen the film in advance of the discussion (copies will be available at the Huntington Woods Library) and then join us at 7pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
As a critic at Cahiers du Cinema Francois Truffaut took very seriously the films of Alfred Hitchcock discounted by American critics as popular movies that have no substance. For Truffaut each Hitchcock film revealed that as a director Hitchcock had given great thought not only to each creative decision but also to the potential of his art. As a director Truffaut's own film oeuvre was greatly influenced by Hitchcock, and as a critic he then set out to influence and to change how the world approached and understood Hitchcock. Our year of Hitchcock & Truffaut will put the films of these two masters side by side to analyze and to discuss the films themselves, how the films are about cinema and art, and how the films present the film theories of their creators.
Hitchcock & Truffaut:
27 Sept 2017: The Lady Vanishes (1938)
25 Oct 2017: The 400 Blows (1959)
29 Nov 2017: Notorious (1946)
24 Jan 2018: Jules and Jim (1962)
28 Feb 2018: Rear Window (1954)
28 Mar 2018: Vertigo (1958)
25 Apr 2018: Soft Skin (1964)
23 May 2018: Psycho (1960)
27 June 2018: The Bride Wore Black (1968)
Join Dr. Tara Hayes, the Book Club Professor, for thought-provoking discussions.