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Movements in Cinema Presents “Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO: An Exploration by Yale Professor Marc Lapadula

April 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Please join us for this live webinar on Thursday, April 14 at 7 PM EST

We are extremely pleased to have Marc Lapadula, Yale University Senior Lecturer of Film & Media Studies, lead this session of Movements in Cinema.  He recommends watching the film ahead of the session if possible, but if not, there will be several film clips shown during the zoom presentation.


For most film scholars and movie critics, Alfred Hitchcock continues to be regarded as one of the most influential and significant filmmakers in the history of world cinema. Cultivating a career that spanned six decades, he found himself anointed the undisputed “Master of Suspense” with a slew of gripping films that quite literally glued audience members to the edges of their seats. So it may come as a surprise to many that beneath the shocking surface images lurked a multi-dimensional artist who went out of his way to devise complex and richly layered subtexts in all his movies. These subtexts masked a sophisticated and daring artistic ambition that he has never been given full credit for. We will expose Hitchcock as an intrepid, consummate “auteur” by focusing on his psychological thriller masterpiece Psycho (1960)

Marc Lapadula is a Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at Yale University where he runs and teaches the screenwriting program. He is a playwright, screenwriter and an award-winning film producer. In addition to Yale, Marc has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate Film School and created the screenwriting programs at both the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins where he won Outstanding Teaching awards. He has lectured on a wide range of classic and contemporary films nationally as well as in Canada, England and Mexico. His presentations have been held at many notable venues such as The National Press Club, The Smithsonian Institution, The Commonwealth Club, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Toronto Jewish Film Festival, The New York Historical Society and The Festival of Ideas in Mexico City among others. He produced the film, ANGEL PASSING, starring Hume Cronyn and Teresa Wright, which premiered at The Sundance Film Festival and won, among many other awards, the grand prize at Worldfest Houston. Other movies he produced include MENTOR, starring Rutger Hauer, which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival.



April 14, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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