Join Noted Film Programmer and Instructor Elliot Lavine on Saturday mornings September 21 - November 23

Dates
September 21 - November 23, 2019
September 21, 2019 
Saboteur (1942)
September 28, 2019 
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
October 5, 2019
Lifeboat (1944)
October 12, 2019 
Spellbound (1945)
October 19, 2019 
Notorious (1946)
October 26, 2019 
Rope (1948)
November 2, 2019 
Strangers on a Train (1951)
November 9, 2019 
I Confess (1953)
November 16, 2019
Rear Window (1954)
November 23, 2019
Psycho (1960)
Delivery
In-Person on Saturdays
11:00 AM PST
Cinema 21 Theatre
616 NW 21st Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Cost
$129
Must pay for entire nine-week course. No individual tickets will be sold.
Contact
PACE@oregonstate.edu
541-737-4197

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It seems there is no foreseeable end to the utter fascination with the "master of suspense," Alfred Hitchcock. Volumes have been written about him and universities continue to offer courses devoted to the staggering output created by this curious genius of darkly sophisticated cinematic entertainment. But who exactly was Alfred Hitchcock and why do his films still hold audiences spellbound the world over?

In an attempt to answer that question, this astounding TEN-WEEK course will present a comprehensive overview of the great director's American films, spanning a nearly twenty year period that, inarguably, includes the most fruitful phase of his remarkable career. From pulse-pounding WWII-era thrillers like Saboteur, Lifeboat, and Notorious, to the slyly sinister Shadow of Doubt (long alluded to as the director's favorite among his own films), the wildly florid psychological explorations of Spellbound and Psycho, a pair of sexually suggestive classics (Rope and Strangers on a Train), the voyeuristically seductive Rear Window and the seldom-seen, riveting I Confess, this experience promises to be a mind-bending array of psychological thrillers that contributed to making the name Alfred Hitchcock synonymous with high-caliber motion picture suspense.

The dramatic center of his own carefully crafted world, Alfred Hitchcock was among the first film directors to achieve the type of media fame usually reserved for movie stars and presidents—a notoriety and celebrity he continues to hold nearly forty years after his death. Find out why.

Instructor Elliot Lavine

Instructor Photo

Elliot Lavine has been a film programmer of national repute since 1990, both in the San Francisco Bay Area and now here in Portland. In 2010, he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir. He has taught film studies courses for Stanford's Continuing Studies Program since 2006.

About the Films

These are the TEN Hitchcock films we'll be watching in luxurious comfort at Cinema 21 in Portland each Saturday morning at 11:00 am beginning Saturday, September 21.

  • September 21: Saboteur (1942)
  • September 28: Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  • October 5: Lifeboat (1944)
  • October 12: Spellbound (1945)
  • October 19: Notorious (1946)
  • October 26: Rope (1948)
  • November 2: Strangers on a Train (1951)
  • November 9: I Confess (1953)
  • November 16: Rear Window (1954)
  • November 23: Psycho (1960)

 

  • Elliot Lavine

    Elliot Lavine has been a film programmer of national repute since 1990, both in the San Francisco Bay Area and now here in Portland. In 2010, he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir. He has taught film studies courses for Stanford's Continuing Studies Program since 2006.