Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Tue, Aug 6, 2019
1:00pm

DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY MATINEES
PSYCHO
This screening is free to American Cinematheque members.
35 mm!

PSYCHO
1960, Universal, 109 min, USA, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Coming off the comparatively big-budget NORTH BY NORTHWEST, director Alfred Hitchcock decided he wanted to make a nice little, low-budget, black-and-white film for a change of pace. This was the result, and the shock waves are still reverberating. Lovely embezzler Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) takes refuge from a rainstorm off the beaten track on a lonely California highway. Unfortunately, she checks in at the Bates Motel, presided over by young Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a strange fellow living with his mother in a nearby mansion. Hitchcock used the small crew from his popular TV show for this hair-raising example of California Gothic, and it remains one of the most influential chillers ever made. With Vera Miles and John Gavin.


Special Ticket Price: $6.
Aero Theatre • Tue, Aug 6, 2019 • 1:00pm