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NOTORIOUS & HIS GIRL FRIDAY

Friday, September 9

NOTORIOUS
2:20   6:10   10:00
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HIS GIRL FRIDAY
12:30   4:20   8:10
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DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

NOTORIOUS

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman

(1946) Reluctant spy Ingrid Bergman complains “He wants to marry me” to lover/FBI contact Cary Grant, after Nazi fellow traveler Claude Rains falls a little too hard for her undercover activities. Painful sexual politics underscore the high-tension set pieces of suspense. 35mm. Approx. 101 mins.
2:20, 6:10, 10:00

“My favorite Hitchcock picture.”
– François Truffaut

Notorious is perfect. Everyone knows that.”
– The Guardian

“[A] subtle and detailed portrayal of infinitely perverse relationships.”
– Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

“A GREAT FILM! Here’s an anatomy of a love affair where the story’s intimations of betrayal and loyalty, deceit and openness, honour and irresponsibility, suspicion and surrender, are mapped out on the faces of the main protagonists with such expert montage, mise-en-scène and editing that the film could run silent and you’d hardly miss a nuance. Not to mention the acting: Bergman was never more radiant and sexy nor vulnerable. But Grant is the revelation. It’s, arguably, the great actor’s most untypical, troubled performance — not least because he is often shot from behind. Watch how, in the clinches, he always kisses with his mouth closed. This guy is a mess of contradictions and duplicities. Which only serves to intensify the power of his final, hard-earned redemption and crown the film with a finale of almost Bressonian impact.”
– Time Out (London)

“Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Notorious’ is the most elegant expression of the master’s visual style, just as “Vertigo” is the fullest expression of his obsessions. It contains some of the most effective camera shots in his—or anyone’s—work, and they all lead to the great final passages in which two men find out how very wrong they both were.”
– Roger Ebert

HIS GIRL FRIDAY

Directed by Howard Hawks
Starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell

(1940) High-octane editor Cary Grant bulldozes one last scoop from soon-to-be-remarried (to Ralph Bellamy!) reporter/ex-wife Rosalind Russell, in gender-transposed version of Hecht and MacArthur’s The Front Page. 35mm. Approx. 92 mins.  
12:30, 4:20, 8:10

“One is tempted to throw away any semblance of persuasion and simply demand that you go see this movie…It’s a film that makes you want to sharpen your barbs and sling sass with the adults.”
– Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

“There’s always something new in the confetti of one-liners.”
– Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice

“The dialogue almost seems to have levels in space…Cary Grant’s performance is truly virtuoso—stunning technique applied to the most challenging material.”
– Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

“THE MADDEST NEWSPAPER COMEDY OF OUR TIMES!”
– Frank S. Nugent, The New York Times