Marnie (1964)

Cinema Classics Seminar: Marnie

Hitchcock Grab Bag
Wednesday, July 19, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Instructor: Christopher Long, M.A., Author and Film Critic
Location: Multimedia Room
Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members
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Marnie (1964) has long proven to be one of Alfred Hitchcock's more divisive films, and it is certainly one of the most disturbing. It is viewed by detractors as the beginning of a late-career decline, and by boosters as one of his most intensely personal and unfairly maligned masterworks.

Marnie (Tippi Hedren) is a slick con artist who enjoys ripping off her employers (a series of men who fail to take her seriously) and scampering off to find her next mark. Unfortunately, her next mark turns out be Mark (Sean Connery), a Philadelphia publisher who isn't quite the fool Marnie takes him to be. As Mark and Marnie forge a tentative, unstable life together, each pursuing separate and mysterious agendas, the film delves into some of the darkest psychological territory in the entire Hitchcock canon.

Is Marnie a noble failure, a flawed masterpiece, or perhaps even the creepiest Hitchcock film you haven't yet seen? Find the answer to this complex question by joining us for this thought-provoking seminar.

Cinema Classics Seminars offer an entertaining and engaging way to learn more about some of the true classics of world cinema. Students meet in the 2nd floor Multimedia room for an introductory lecture before the film and a guided discussion after the film. The film itself is shown in one of our theaters. Your ticket for the screening, as well as popcorn and a drink, are included with your registration.
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    6:30pm 2017-07-19 18:30:00 2017-07-19 22:00:00 America/New_York Cinema Classics Seminar: Marnie Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA