Films by two iconic directors who changed the way we look at cinema. Inspired by the recent doc Hitchcock/Truffaut, which screens twice in this series.
Jules and Jim
North by Northwest
Introduced by Marilyn Fabe (August 4 screening only)
Dour photojournalist Jimmy Stewart sits with a broken leg by his window observing his neighbors' lives, in Hitchcock’s brilliant meditation on cinema and voyeurism.
Live Music / Judith Rosenberg on piano
Hitchcock’s first foray into the thriller genre, starring Ivor Novello as the eponymous lodger who just may be a serial killer. The director himself called it “the first true Hitchcock movie.”
Detective Jimmy Stewart combs the Bay Area looking for the secret behind Kim Novak’s beauty in Hitchcock’s sinister ode to voyeurism, death, and amorous fixation. Voted best film of all time in a 2012 Sight and Sound poll.
Recommended for ages 10 & up
Hitchcock dubbed this exhilarating thriller “my final word on the chase film.” Cary Grant plays the fast talking adman who is mistaken for an assassin by the police and for a double agent by an international spy ring.
Hitchcock combines film noir and documentary to spin off the frightening possibilities when an innocent man, New York jazz player Manny (Henry Fonda), is named as the guilty party in a holdup.
A fifteen-year-old Jean-Pierre Léaud makes his debut as François Truffaut’s alter ego Antoine Doinel in this quintessential coming-of-age film, a lyrical but unsentimental portrait of adolescence and of Paris.
With commentary from Martin Scorsese, Olivier Assayas, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, and others, Hitchcock/Truffaut provides an engaging look at one of the most beloved film books—and two of the most beloved directors—of all time.
Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins star in Hitchcock’s legendary, groundbreaking thriller. One of the most influential horror films ever made.
In Truffaut’s Hitchockian thriller, Jeanne Moreau is a bride widowed on her wedding day who takes vengeance on those responsible for her groom’s death.
Truffaut’s homage to the American gangster film stars Charles Aznavour as a dejected barroom tinkler with a tragic past.
Introduced by Marilyn Fabe.
Trying to infiltrate a group of Nazis in Latin America, Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman find themselves entangled in a cruel love affair in Hitchcock's polished, perverse thriller.
Truffaut's portrayal of an early twentieth-century love triangle with Jeanne Moreau at its apex is "full of wit and radiance" (Pauline Kael).
An elderly lady mysteriously vanishes on a transcontinental train, to the concern of one young woman—and hardly anyone else. “Directed with such skill and velocity that it has come to represent the quintessence of screen suspense” (Pauline Kael).
Introduced by Laura Truffaut
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jacqueline Bisset, and François Truffaut himself join an ensemble cast for a behind-the-scenes romantic comedy in which the love interest is cinema itself. “Truffaut’s droll and generous celebration of filmmaking remains an enchanting experience” (NY Times).