U.S., 1955, 106 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, Rated PG, Paramount Pictures

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To Catch a Thief

Wednesday, 10/18 & Thursday, 10/19

"Hitchcock at his most witty, elegant and insouciant." —Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"A constantly surprising treat of a film that returns more the less you give." —CineVue

FILM + CONVERSATION EVENT - October 18 at 6:00 pm
Join us on Wednesday, October 18 after the 6:00 pm film for a conversation with Dr. Christina Lane, professor of film studies at the University of Miami, and Laurence Leamer, New York Times bestselling author of Hitchcock's Blondes: The Unforgettable Women Behind the Legendary Director's Dark Obsession
. Dr. Lane and Leamer will discuss his new book, an engrossing account of the enigmatic director Alfred Hitchcock that finally puts the dazzling actresses he cast in his legendary movies at the center of the story.

4K Restoration

Cary Grant plays John Robie, a reformed jewel thief who was once known as 'The Cat,' in this suspenseful Alfred Hitchcock classic thriller. Robie is suspected of a new rash of gem thefts in the luxury hotels of the French Riviera, and he must set out to prove his innocence. Meeting pampered heiress Frances (Grace Kelly), he sees a chance to bait the mysterious thief with her mother's (Jessie Royce Landis) fabulous jewels. His plan backfires, however, and he must evade the police while attempting to clear his name. To Catch a Thief was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning the Oscar for Best Cinematography, Color.

Click here to read more about Laurence Leamer

Laurence Leamer is a leading biographer of the rich and powerful, including Capote’s Women, Madness Under the Royal Palms and The Kennedy Women, among many other books. The second season in F/X’s anthology series, Feud, will be an adaptation of Leamer’s 2021 Putnam bestseller, Capote’s Women. The miniseries will star Naomi Watts, Molly Ringwald, Diane Lane, and other notable stars, with Gus Van Sant directing. He lives in Washington, D.C., and Palm Beach, Florida.

Click here to read more about Christina Lane

Christina Lane is the author of the Edgar®-Award winning Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock, a biography of one of Hitchcock's closest collaborators who would go on to become the 'mistress of suspense.' An expert on classical Hollywood, media histories, and contemporary women directors, she has provided commentary to such outlets as Air Mail, CrimeReads, Ms. Magazine, and the Daily Mail. She has been a featured guest speaker at the Film Forum, and on NPR and Turner Classic Movies. She is Professor of Film Studies and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the School of Communication at the University of Miami.

This event is presented in partnership with Books & Books.

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