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The Henry Miller Memorial Library presents
"Holiday with Hitch"
Dec. 10-14th at the Golden State Theatre* in Monterey
Tonight: Yes, Friday 13! - Rebecca @ 7PM
Lucia Dagen! Yes, special night - Celebrating the Light.
'Gløgg' will be served along w/ ginger snaps!
Does the stress and anxiety of the holidays get you down? Well the Henry Miller Memorial Library has an antidote: HOLIDAY WITH HITCH! That's right: five nights, five classic films Vertigo :Tuesday | North by Northwest: Wednesday | Rear Window: Thursday | Rebecca: Friday (the 13th!) | Psycho: Last Night, Saturday Night from the Central Coast's adopted son, Alfred Hitchcock! Because nothing spells relief from the holiday doldrums than psychosis, sexual obsession, cold-blooded horror, and of course, Jimmy Stewart.
On the heels of the successful Big Sur Short Film Finale, Reel Rock, and Big Lebowski screenings, we're going big: Five Nights of Classic Hitchcock Films, plus drinks, snacks, and selected guest speakers. Check back for updates on speakers and the Pinot Noir** pairings!
One fine bottle of Pinot Noir from Alfred Hitchcock's own Winery, Heart O' The Mountain,
will be raffled off each night. (Hitch owned it 1940-74)
Doors @ 7 PM
Introductions @ 7.30 PM
Film @ 7.45PM (or a bit later depending on length of intro!)
Your generous donation makes this possible. Thanks!
Rebecca— Produced by David O. Selznick, who took home the Oscar for Best Picture, (11(!) nominations) and best Cinematography, Hitchcock’s divinely creepy domestic mystery was Hitch’s maiden outing in Hollywood. And he couldn’t have asked for a better cast: Fontaine (who lives in the "neighborhood!") is exquisite as the innocent bride who narrates the film, and Olivier is masterful playing the urbane master of the house, who carries a nasty secret.
"Our marriage is a success, isn't it? A great success? We're happy, aren't we? Terribly happy?...If you don't think we are happy, it would be much better if you didn't pretend...I'll go away. Why won't you answer me?"
Nothing you see in a Monterey movie theatre all year can possibly come close to matching the experience of re-mastered* Hitchcock on the big screen. We are screening digitally remastered versions of the Master's greatest tales. If you have never seen Rebecca, or North By Northwest, or any of the other films for that matter, now's the time.
If your memories of these titles abound with images of scratchy prints or fuzzy video copies, it's time for a serious re-evaluation. Hitchcock, perhaps more than any other director, works best with an audience. Even if you know were the jumps occur in Rear Window, (or Psycho!) it's always fun to watch the newbies bounce around the theatre!
*Each film has been restored and remastered, vastly improving both audio and image.
* Yes, where does Alfred Hitchcock belong? On your plasma screen? At your local cineplex in the Mall?
No, of course not! Hitchcock belongs at the venerable and gorgeously creaky Golden State Theatre!
**Alfred Hitchcock was a well known wine lover - especially Pinot Noir (surprise!).
Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.
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Henry Miller Memorial Library
The Henry Miller Memorial Library is a a public beneﬁt, non-proﬁt 501 (c) 3 organization championing the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, and Big Sur resident Henry Miller.