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Classic film Hitchcock-directed ‘Vertigo’ to screen at Buskirk-Chumley Theater



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The 1958 Alfred Hitchcock-directed classic suspense thriller, “Vertigo,” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.  Movie Stills Database Buy Photos

The 1958 Alfred Hitchcock-directed classic suspense thriller, “Vertigo,” will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. 

Tickets to the showing are $5 and can be purchased online or at the Buskirk-Chumley box office. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and a short interactive puzzle presented by The Code and Key Escape Rooms will precede the screening.

“Vertigo” is a taut crime thriller that explores the director’s trademark fixations with voyeurism, mystery and murder. It follows a former police officer who suffers from vertigo as he is hired to investigate a beautiful woman with whom he quickly becomes fascinated. 

The film is considered a high point for Hitchcock, a director often heralded as the master of suspense, and is revered by many as one of the best films of all time. It was nominated for two Academy Awards upon its release. 

In 1989 it joined the United States National Film Registry, the United States Film Preservation Board’s selection of films deemed important or influential enough to deserve preservation. 

“Vertigo” is the third screening in the Buskirk-Chumley’s “BCT Presents Alfred Hitchcock” film series. Hitchcock’s films “The Birds” and “Rear Windows” screened previously, and the series will conclude March 8 with the horror film “Psycho.”

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