On Sundays this October, the Middlebury Community Public Library will show classic spy films from the renowned director Alfred Hitchcock. A guest professor will provide an introduction to each film, and after the presentation she or he will lead a short discussion. The library will serve light refreshments.
Today’s featured film is North by Northwest (1959). Listed among the greatest films of all time, North by Northwest is an American thriller starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The screenplay is by Ernest Lehman, who wanted to write “the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures.” The film is a tale of mistaken identity, with the innocent ad executive Roger Thornhill (Grant) being pursued across the United States (including northwest Indiana) by agents of a mysterious organization trying to prevent him from blocking their plan to smuggle out microfilm which contains government secrets.
Amanda Alvarado, adjunct faculty in English and film studies at Indiana University South Bend, will introduce the film and lead the discussion.
Register through the library’s website (via the events calendar on the homepage) or by calling 574.825.5601.
This program received funding from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.