U.S., 1958, 128 min, 70mm, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, Rated PG, Warner Bros.
“One of the landmarks - not merely of the movies, but of 20th-century art.” – Dave Kerr, Chicago Reader
Rebuffed by critics in its initial release, Vertigo is surely Film's most sublime vindication: in Sight and Sight's 2012 poll, it dethroned Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time. Detective Scottie Ferguson has retired and is suffering from acrophobia (fear of heights) when he's pressed back into service by an old college friend who wants him to follow his haunted wife (Kim Novak). Scottie's condition worsens in the line of duty. Clinically depressed, now Scottie's also haunted by the past. In a film about memory, everything's embedded in ours, from Bernard Herrmann's evocative score to the green of hope in the film's palette. Hitchcock's masterpiece gathers momentum on parallel tracks as riveting mystery and doomed love story, lingering long after the final fade out.
CGAC is proud to present the Miami Premiere of the 70mm restoration.
This 70mm presentation is supported by a generous grant from the Coral Gables Community Foundation.
The Gables Cinema is the only art cinema in the southeastern United States equipped to screen films in 70mm, the high-resolution format that became synonymous with the medium's epics and films of exceptional visual grandeur. To see a film projected in this format is to see them in their full splendor, with pristine image and detailed sound. New screenings are added throughout the year.