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Vertigo
Vertigo
Part of the Happy Birthday, Hitch! Series
August 13 – August 16, 2018
Price: $10.00 regular | $8.00 student & senior | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

No refunds or exchanges.

1958 | PG | Run time: 2 hr 8 min

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes

Ignored when it was first released, Vertigo has since been heralded as one of director Alfred Hitchcock's finest films (and, according to Hitchcock, his most personal one). When a police officer falls to his death trying to save detective Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) from falling off a building, Scottie finds himself guilt ridden. Now retired and suffering from vertigo, he finds himself lured into another case by his old college friend, Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore). Hired to follow Elster’s wife, Madeline (Kim Novak), Scottie soon becomes infatuated with her and the two begin a passionate love affair. But the longer he follows her, the more infatuated he becomes. With twist after twist, the movie's second half changes our preconceptions about the characters and events.

In 1996 a new print of Vertigo was released, restoring the original grandeur of the colors and the San Francisco backdrop, as well as digitally enhancing the soundtrack. In 2012, it replaced Citizen Kane as the best film ever made in the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound critics' poll. And in 2018, the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas proudly presents Vertigo’s 60th Anniversary.

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