Winter Film Series
Cupertino Library/Blue Light Cinema
Afternoons with Alfred Hitchcock
The Cupertino Library Foundation in partnership with the Cupertino Library and Blue Light Cinema present a special matinee film series exploring the work of motion pictures great master of suspense – Alfred Hitchcock. You are invited to watch six FREE films in Cupertino as they were meant to be seen – on the big screen – and later explore and discuss the work of this extraordinary filmmaker in a lively post-show discussion led by filmmaker and historian Mark Larson.
Admission is Free with Your RSVP
Please join us in this celebration of an important and fascinating aspect of film history. A lively audience discussion follows every film.
Family Plot (1976)
We begin our series with the Master’s last film – a wonderful overlooked gem of twisted comedy and delightful suspense where nothing and no one is what they seem to be. Starring Karen Black, Bruce Dern and the great Barbara Harris.
Our next stop is a trip to the foggy Manderley with Joan Fontaine – home to a troubled and beautiful Laurence Olivier and the unforgettable and spooky Judith Anderson in this Gothic classic of love and murder from beyond the grave.
Our question this week – Is there any movie greater than Vertigo? Fall through the spiral of memory, murder and obsessive desire with Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak in this jaw dropping and endlessly complex masterpiece.
The Lodger (1927)
Here is a rare treat – Silent Hitchcock! A killer of women is on the loose in fog shrouded London! We have the rare opportunity to see Mr. Hitchcock’s Jack the Ripper tale come alive on the big screen. With Ivor Novello and Marie Ault.
The Birds (1963)
One of the most frightening and disturbing films of all time, this classic story of nature wreaking revenge on humans is as horrifying and timely as ever. With amazing performances from Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy and the one and only Suzanne Pleshette.
39 Steps (1935)
We bring our cinematic journey with Alfred Hitchcock to a close by going on the run with Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll through the Scottish Highlands,searching for spies and finding murder and romance along the way.