STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—Recent winner of Sight and Sound film poll’s “The Greatest Film of All Time,” Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 masterpiece, Vertigo, will be shown on Friday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Anathan Theatre at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Featuring famed actor Jimmy Stewart, Vertigo follows a retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia—a fear of heights—as he tries to unravel a bizarre mystery surrounding the wife of a shipping entrepreneur.
Nominated for two Oscars and one Director’s Guild Award in 1958-1959, the film also features outstanding cinematography and music by Hitchcock’s long-term collaborators Robert Burks and Bernard Hermann.
The screening is sponsored by the Department of Communication Arts and the Department of Fine Arts. It will be followed by a panel discussion, and is free and open to the public. The film is rated PG by the MPAA and A-II (Adolescents and Adults) by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.