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Final Day - Thursday, December 17

DIRECTED BY KENT JONES

WRITTEN BY KENT JONES & SERGE TOUBIANA

“Catnip for film buffs” – The Hollywood Reporter. In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and a 30-year-old François Truffaut sequester themselves in a windowless Hollywood office for a weeklong conversation. The result: the seminal book Hitchcock/Truffaut, published a half century ago, dissecting every film Hitchcock had made until then, illuminating his masterful techniques, making the case for the popular director as an artist, and influencing generations of filmmakers. Kent Jones brings “the Bible of Cinema” to invigorating life. He interviews filmmakers whose work has been profoundly influenced by Hitchcock – Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Richard Linklater, Olivier Assayas, and many others – and deftly chooses clips (legendary scenes as well as lesser-known ones) that reveal the genius behind his enduring cinema, from THE LODGER to NOTORIOUS, from VERTIGO to PSYCHO and THE BIRDS.

USA • 2015 • 80 MINS. • IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A COHEN MEDIA GROUP RELEASE

Reviews

“Intelligent and lively, it’s filled with memorable Hitchcock images and revelatory comments by David Fincher and James Gray in particular.”
–  Amy Taubin, Film Comment

“Joyfully analytical and tautly argued. Hitchcock-philia as a cornerstone of modern-day cinematic classicism. Offers deep insight into the watershed moment and the enduring forms of Hitchcock’s canonization.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“Hitchcock’s filmography will thrill you. How he did it all will thrill you again.”
– Matt Patches, Esquire

“A smashing supplement to Truffaut’s classic study.”
–  Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“A LOVE LETTER TO FILM ITSELF, to the value and lure of the cinematic experience.” 
– Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“CATNIP FOR FILM BUFFS. Jones has assembled something of an all-star team of contemporary directors. A resourceful, illuminating and very welcome documentation both of filmmaking and the making of film history.”
– Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“An appealing quick-sketch study of Hitchcock’s outsize influence. Enjoyably idiosyncratic. A marvelously simple model of engaged spectatorship. When you’re watching the work of a great filmmaker, you really can’t watch closely enough.” 
– Benjamin Mercer, Brooklyn Magazine

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HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT: Q & A with filmmaker Kent Jones

Recorded December 2, 2015
HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT