The Films of Alfred Hitchcock Screening: North by Northwest (at the OB Library)

Join us for two in-person film screenings:
North by Northwest—September 20, 6:00 at the Oak Bluffs Public Library
Rear Window—September 21, 7:00 at the Edgartown Public Library
Film screenings are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Following these screenings, please join us on Zoom on Thursday, September 27th, at 7pm for a presentation about the films of Hitchcock with Brian Rose, Professor Emeritus, Fordham University.

Alfred Hitchcock is probably the most famous film director who ever lived. For five decades, first in England, then in Hollywood, he made fifty-four films, including classics such as The Thirty-Nine Steps, Rebecca, Notorious, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Psycho. Few filmmakers have been as popular, critically acclaimed, and influential as Hitchcock. Not only is he celebrated as a director, but also as a multi-media showman through his tv series, magazines, and book anthologies, with his influence even extending to board games and record albums. This presentation looks at his achievements as “the master of suspense,” and through dozens of film clips, examines his extraordinary creativity as one of the 20th century’s greatest filmmakers.

Registration is required for the Zoom presentation. Click here to register.

This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Free Public Library, Vineyard Haven Public Library, West Tisbury Free Public Library, Chilmark Free Public Library, and Oak Bluffs Public Library.

BRIAN ROSE is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the
Department of Communication and Media Studies. He’s written several books on television history and cultural programming, and conducted more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America.


Sep 20 2022


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm