The Denver Public Librarys Fresh City Life programming has been going off without a Hitch until now. The current film series focuses on the rarely seen movies of Alfred Hitchcock; tonights screening of Marnie is the last in a lineup thats included The Wrong Man, Foreign Correspondent and Life Boat.
Film critic Walter Chaw has helped put on more than twenty series at the DPL; he works with Fresh City Life on about half a dozen each year, and thinks this batch of films stands up to the more well-known Hitchcock masterpieces while providing valuable context for fans of the director. All of his perversities, all of his strangeness with gender and sexuality and marriage all of those things are on display in Marnie in full bloom, says Chaw. Its just one of those masterpieces a lot of people dont want to see because its extremely uncomfortable. But wonderful.
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The screening starts at 6 p.m. at the Central branch of the Denver Public Library, 10 West Fourteenth Avenue, in the Level B2 Conference Center. Admission is free; for more information, go to www.denverlibrary.org.
Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. Starts: Feb. 22. Continues through March 8, 2011