One of the most iconic suspense films in the oeuvre of Alfred Hitchcock is being shown at the National Gallery’s Cine Club on Monday, 18 February.
The film depicts the encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), who goes to a secluded motel after embezzling money from her employer, and the motel’s disturbed owner and manager, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and the aftermath of their encounter.
But it is the strange psyche of Norman Bates and his twisted relationship with his mother that unfolds over the course of 109, tense minutes including that ever-famous shower scene.
The movie will be shown at The Dart Auditorium at 7pm. There’s a suggested donation of $5 for refreshments.