The Minneapolis Hitchcock Festival returns with a mix of esteemed classics and lesser-seen curiosities. Heights Theater kicks things off with the original The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), wherein Peter Lorre portrays the ringleader of a squad of assassins. Screwball comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941), a true anomaly in Hitchcock’s filmography, centers on a quarreling couple who discover their marriage may be invalid. Attraction gets wickedly twisted with Vertigo(1958), when a private eye becomes obsessed with his enigmatic subject. Over at Riverview Theater, voyeuristic thrills take a deadly turn when a man witnesses a possible murder in Rear Window (1954). Suspicions of foul play similarly drive the man-on-the-run action of North by Northwest (1959), lend psychological gravitas to the moral quandary of I Confess (1953), and demonstrate the lighter side of corpse disposal in The Trouble with Harry (1955). Ending the series with espionage, Notorious (1946) charts a torrid love triangle between a reluctant spy, her contact, and a Nazi collaborator, and Foreign Correspondent (1940) follows a reporter into enemy territory to uncover an ominous plot. Find the full schedule at www.trylon.org.
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