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LUNCH WITH BOOKS: Wheeling Film Society Conversation - Hitchcock's "Vertigo"

March 13, 2018

Event starts at 12:00 PM.

Screening: Vertigo 
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) - 128 mins.
March 9 - Towngate at 7:30

March 13 - Library at Noon


Every ten years, the venerable British film journal Sight and Sound conducted a poll of critics and scholars about the world’s best films.  For half a century the poll always named Citizen Kane, until the most recent poll in 2014 identified Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 masterpiece, Vertigo. The film initially bombed at the box office, and Hitchcock, stung after pouring so much emotion into the film, literally suppressed its re-release for decades. Finally returned to theaters in the 1980s after Hitchcock’s death, it has grown in prestige ever since. A ravishingly romantic view of America’s most beautiful city, San Francisco, is the backdrop for a devastating view of romantic obsession, starring Jimmy Stewart as a nice guy driven mad by longing for a lost woman. See it with someone you love! Both Friday screening and Tuesday conversation hosted by John Whitehead.

Screenings and conversations

Wheeling Film Society screenings take place on Fridays at 7:30 pm at Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St.

Wheeling Film Society conversations take place the following Tuesday at noon at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St.

All programs – screenings and conversations – are free of admission charge. Attend as many or as few programs as your schedule allows. All are welcome, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Parental Guidance is recommended for all screenings and conversations.

John Whitehead, professor of film studies at Wheeling Jesuit University and author of Appraising The Graduate: The Mike Nichols Classic and Its Impact in Hollywood (2011) and Mike Nichols and the Cinema of Transformation (2014), serves as host for the screenings and conversations.  

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