The Houston Film Critics Society, of which I am a proud member (almost none of us want to secede, promise), is hosting a free Hitchcock marathon this Saturday at the Alamo Drafthouse. The event begins at 2pm with a screening of Rear Window, followed by Psycho. The event will wrap up with a special advance screening of Sacha Gervasi's upcoming Hitchcock, about the director's uphill battle to direct Psycho.
Here's the scoop:
Fifty-two years ago, Alfred Hitchcock forever changed the world of film with his essential masterpiece PSYCHO. This fall, Fox Searchlight Pictures is releasing HITCHCOCK, a new film from director Sacha Gervasi that explores the love story behind the making of PSYCHO. Anthony Hopkins stars as the master of suspense with Helen Mirren co-starring as Alma Reville, Hitchcock's wife and the backbone behind the director's career. Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette, Danny Huston, Jessica Biel and James D'Arcy co-star. HITCHCOCK opens in select theatres on November 23 but this is your chance to get a sneak preview of the film.
The Houston Film Critics Society, a local non-profit organization made up of local film critics, writers and journalists, invites audiences to take a sneak peak of the film at a special advance screening on Sunday, November 17 at 2 PM. The screening will be part of a day long retrospective dedicated to Alfred Hitchcock. The event kicks off at 2pm with a special screening of REAR WINDOW, followed by PSYCHO. An advance screening of HITCHCOCK follows immediately afterwards.
The best part – this event is absolutely free! Seating is first come, first served so show up early for a great seat and a full day celebrating the master of suspense. Want to reserve your place in the theater? Buy a $5 food and beverage voucher and you'll be guaranteed a seat in the theater and you can use this voucher towards anything off our menu during the event. If you buy a voucher, you must still show up to the theater early to grab the best seat possible. If you don't want to buy the voucher, just visit the box office between now and the day of the event and pick up your free ticket.
So what are you waiting for? FREE HITCHCOCK, guys. FREE. If you want to reserve a seat, go ahead and nab a voucher here.