Screening on Film
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
With Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin.
US, 1960, 35mm, black & white, 109 min.

Considered by many to be the quintessential Hitchcock film, Psycho tells the story of Marion Crane (Leigh), a young secretary driven to desperation by a floundering love affair. After stealing $10,000 from her employer, Marion goes on the run, but with the police on her tail and her conscience plaguing her, she shows signs of paranoia and her behavior becomes increasingly erratic. During a violent rainstorm, she pulls into a roadside hotel run by a shy young man named Norman Bates (Perkins), who may be hiding secrets of his own. Hitchcock navigates the film’s surprises and changing allegiances with an assured hand as his camera probes the disturbing physical and mental worlds of his characters.

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