Afternoon Tea: Hitchcock’s first American film remains one of his creepiest. This Daphne du Maurier story relates the plight of a new bride who lives in the shadow of her husband’s former wife. The performances are first-rate, and Anderson as the obsessively attached maid Mrs. Danvers is a perverse gem.
Lates: Shot for a small budget in stunning black-and-white on the downtown streets of New York City, the movie tackles the topic of evil, framing its unpopular philosophical premises within the guise of a generic vampire story. Read a full review of The Addiction.
Other Forms of Life, Programmed by Huma Bhabha: Based on a story by Graham Greene, the movie is a noir classic set in a shadowy postwar Vienna. It’s one of Orson Welles’ best-remembered roles, and the film’s now-familiar zither music sets the story’s ambiguous tone perfectly. Read a full review of The Third Man.
The life cycle of a monarch butterfly and its long-distance migration from Canada to Central Mexico is captured in this 3-D nature documentary that also focuses on the decades of fieldwork conducted by Canadian scientist Fred Urquhart.
The opening night reception is on Friday, Oct. 12, 5-10pm, and there's a special family day party Sat., Oct. 13, 10am-noon, with face-painting, photo booth, and coffee & baked goods (costumes encouraged). The exhibit runs through Oct. 20.