The Coolidge Corner Theatre presents Alfred Hitchcock's classic psychological thriller VERTIGO as part of its acclaimed "Science on Screen" series. Catherine Kimble, MD, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will introduce the film with a special presentation on the realities of vertigo and anxiety.
VERTIGO is frequently listed among the best films ever made. During a rooftop chase, police detective John "Scottie" Ferguson (James Stewart) is grossly overcome by his acrophobia (a deep fear of falling) which ultimately brings about the death of a fellow officer. After Scottie retires from the police force, his life takes another unusual turn when an old school acquaintance asks him to shadow his wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak), a woman obsessed with death. When Scottie's vertigo prevents him from saving Madeleine's life, his one chance at perfect love comes crashing to a halt.
Admission: $9.75 general or $7.75 for students, seniors, and Museum of Science members. Free to members of the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Tickets available at the box office or on-line at www.coolidge.org/science.
Official Website: http://www.coolidge.org/science
Added by lonescribe on April 4, 2008