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Alfred Hitchcock influenced much of what we take for granted in modern cinema with his use of camera techniques, sound tracks and editing styles. When first released, Vertigo received unfavorable reviews from critics, but has gone on to become a classic psychological thriller and a film that helped define Hitchcock’s career. VERTIGO stars screen legend James Stewart (It's a Wonderful Life, You Can't Take It With You) as a San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia and investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife (Kim Novak, Bell Book and Candle), all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. Come see it the first or thousandth time as we screen this classic in gorgeous 35mm!
After the screening there will be a moderated discussion by Michael Wellenreiter.
About Michael Wellenreiter
Michael Wellenreiter is a film director, Assistant Professor of Film/Video at the University of the Arts, and a co-founder of Severine Pictures in Philadelphia. His feature-length melodramas about the West African immigrant experience, Legalization and Once Upon a Lie, have been viewed internationally, as have his surreal music videos for such artists as Robert Pollard and Mahogany. He is currently directing the feature film La méduse rouge.
Trailer: VERTIGO TRAILER
Release Date: January 1, 1958
Runtime: 2hr 8mins
FREE for PFS Members & UArts Students with ID
$5 General Admission at the door
The Artist as a Filmmaker series highlights world-renown directors who transitioned their careers from visual artistry to film making. The monthly program serves to expand the Philadelphia Film Festival's Masters of Cinema component and educate its audience on the collaboration of multiple art forms.