The Henry Miller Memorial Library presents
"Holiday with Hitch"
Dec. 10-14th at the Golden State Theatre* in Monterey
Opening Night: Vertigo
w/ an introduction by Doniphan Blair
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 Tuesday: Vertigo | Wednesday: North by Northwest | Thursday: Rear Window | Friday (the 13th!): Rebecca | Last Night, Saturday Night: Psycho from the Central Coast's adopted son, Alfred Hitchcock! Because nothing spells relief from the holiday doldrums better than psychosis, sexual obsession, cold-blooded murder, 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 @ 7.45 PM (or a bit later depending on length of intro!)
Your generous donation makes this possible. Thanks!
The 1958 classic that recently overthrew Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time, according to British magazine Sight & Sound. Please come early for an introduction of the film by Doniphan Blair, publisher/editor of CineSource Magazine, North California's only film/video production and art journal. Recently the journal did a full Hitchcock Issue which included interviews of Hitchcock actresses Tippi Hedren and Diane Baker, as well as Hitch expert Donald Spoto.
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.