I Confess (1953)

Cinema Classics Seminar: I Confess

Hitchcock Grab Bag
Wednesday, July 26, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Instructor: Lisa DeNight, Discussion Moderator, BMFI
Location: Multimedia Room
Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members
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In Alfred Hitchcock's I Confess (1953), Montgomery Clift plays Father Logan, a priest who becomes suspect number one in a murder case because he is sealed by the sanctity of the confessional from divulging the true identity of the killer. Unable to reveal evidence that would absolve him from suspicion, Clift uses the palette of his deeply expressive face to convey the inner turmoil within.

Shot on location in Quebec City, the film is imbued with noir-like elements and is one of the ultimate cinematic crystallizations of some of Hitchcock's pet themes and archetypes, particularly the transference of guilt and the "wrong man." The film also reverberates with what was happening outside of American cinemas in the early '50s, the height of the Hollywood Blacklist era, when many in the film industry were wrestling with moral quandaries regarding confession. Join us for this seminar on I Confess to explore one of the more personal films in Hitchcock's oeuvre.

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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  • Wednesday, July 26
    6:30pm 2017-07-26 18:30:00 2017-07-26 21:30:00 America/New_York Cinema Classics Seminar: I Confess Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA