Hitchcock season of CineClub begins at National Gallery

A 1942 classic from Hitchcock is being shown on Monday, 7 January, at the Dart Auditorium at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. This is for a new series of CineClub.

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was an English film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, billed as England’s best director, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. During a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognisable directorial style.

His stories frequently feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside icy blonde female characters. Many of Hitchcock’s films have twist endings and thrilling plots, although many of the mysteries function as decoys or MacGuffins meant only to serve thematic elements in the film and the psychological examinations of the characters.

Hitchcock’s films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis.

Saboteur shown

The movie being shown is Saboteur, in which aircraft factory worker Barry Kane goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.

CineClub is for foreign and art-film lovers who want an experience of movies from around the world. CineClub is held on every second and fourth Monday of each month in the Dart Auditorium at the National Gallery from 7 to 9pm.

There is a suggested donation of $5 for refreshments.

Future screenings

Friday, 21 January: Rope. 1948, USA, 80 minutes

Friday, 4 February: Vertigo. 1958, Brazil, 128 minutes

Friday, 18 February: Psycho. 1960, USA, 109 minutes

Friday, 4 March: Marnie. 1964, USA, 130 minutes

Friday, 18 March: Family Plot. 1976, USA, 120 minutes