Wood Library and the IB film classes of Canandaigua Academy present “Hitchcock on a Train,” a film series taking place on the first Tuesday in March, April, May and June at 5:00 p.m. Each installment will include a screening of a different Hitchcock film, followed by a brief discussion led by a film student from Canandaigua Academy.
March 3, 2015: The Lady Vanishes
Synopsis: While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. (96 minutes)
April 7, 2015: Shadow of a Doubt
Synopsis: A young woman discovers her visiting “Uncle Charlie” may not be the man he seems to be. (108 minutes)
May 5, 2015: Strangers on a Train
Synopsis: A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder…a theory that he plans to implement. (101 minutes)
June 2, 2015: North by Northwest
Synopsis: A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 minutes)
This film series has been programmed by Deborah Sutherland, who teaches a number of film classes at Canandaigua Academy, including The Films of Alfred Hitchcock. Deborah wrote her Master’s Thesis on the thematic significance of Hitchcock’s cameos, and is dedicated to making sure that the “Master of Suspense” continues to be introduced to new audiences.