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Film Series

The Vertigo Effect

 
 
Apr 16—Apr 30, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Christian Petzold’s remarkable new film, Phoenix, is the latest in a long line of movies influenced by Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Nearly six decades after its release, this towering 1958 masterpiece continues to tantalize filmmakers with its many potent themes: erotic obsession, identity, doubles, and the link between sex and death. BAMcinématek presents a series of rich, fascinating works in which Vertigo’s shadow looms large.

Co-curated by C. Mason Wells


 
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The Vertigo Effect trailer
Enjoy BAMcinématek’s trailer in anticipation of the 30 film salute to Hitchcock’s towering masterpiece.


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PAST EVENTS
Film
Vertigo
 

Hitchcock’s masterpiece is "the greatest film of all time" (Sight & Sound).

Thu, Apr 16, 2015
 
 
Film
Last Embrace
 

Roy Scheider is a paranoid secret agent in this taut, Hitchcockian thriller.

Fri, Apr 17, 2015
 
 
Film
Basic Instinct
 

Verhoeven’s notoriously kinky postmodern thriller starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.

Fri, Apr 17, 2015
 
 
Film
Mulholland Dr.
 

An aspiring actress is sucked into the nightmare underbelly of Hollywood’s Dream Factory.

Sat, Apr 18, 2015
 
 
Film
Mississippi Mermaid
 

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Deneuve star in Truffaut’s tale of romantic obsession.

Sat, Apr 18, 2015
 
 
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Laura + Sigmund Freud's Dora: A case of mistaken identity
 

A detective falls in love with a painting of a dead woman in this haunting noir mystery.

Sun, Apr 19, 2015
 
 
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La Captive
 

Visionary director Chantal Akerman offers a mesmerizing take on Proust's La Prisonnière.

Sun, Apr 19, 2015
 
 
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Unfaithfully Yours + I, An Actress
 

Preston Sturges’ blackest of black comedies is his most elegant creation.

Mon, Apr 20, 2015
 
 
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In the City of Sylvia
 

This hypnotic meditation on the act of looking is "pure pleasure" (The Village Voice).

Mon, Apr 20, 2015
 
 
Film
Variety
 

A bracing feminist noir set at a Times Square porn theater in the 80s.

Tue, Apr 21, 2015
Curator's Choice
 
 
Film
Perversion Story
 

Italian giallo maestro Lucio Fulci creates a psychedelic homage to Vertigo.

Tue, Apr 21, 2015
 
 
Film
Déjà Vu
 

An agent travels back in time to prevent a terror attack in this action tour-de-force.

Wed, Apr 22, 2015
 
 
Film
Side/Walk/Shuttle + La Jetée
 

This program brings together wondrous experimental works from Chris Marker and Ernie Gehr.

Wed, Apr 22, 2015
 
 
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Twelve Monkeys
 

Terry Gilliam unleashes a grungy, gonzo riff on Chris Marker’s La Jetée.

Fri, Apr 24, 2015
 
 
Film
The Joy of Life
 

Jenni Olson muses on queer desire and suicide in this entrancing ode to San Francisco.

Fri, Apr 24, 2015
 
 
Film
Obsession + 4 Vertigo
 

Brian De Palma offers a delirious riff on Hitchcock’s Vertigo in this florid thriller.

Sat, Apr 25, 2015
 
 
Film
Sans Soleil
 

This sublime essay film is one of the towering achievements of Marker’s career.

Sun, Apr 26, 2015
 
 
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Bell, Book and Candle
 

Vertigo stars James Stewart and Kim Novak reteamed for this enchanting romantic fantasy.

Sun, Apr 26, 2015
 
 
Film
Pal Joey
 

Frank Sinatra is a singer caught between two women in this Rodgers and Hart musical.

Mon, Apr 27, 2015
 
 
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Portrait of Jennie + The Dragon is the Frame
 

A painter falls in love with an ethereal young woman who may have died decades earlier.

Mon, Apr 27, 2015
 
 
Film
Sugar Cookies + Beneath the Skin
 

Vertigo meets 70s sexploitation at its most far out in this soft-core brainteaser.

Tue, Apr 28, 2015
 
 
Film
Special Effects
 

Pulp auteur Larry Cohen’s lurid thriller offers a sleazy take on Hitchcockian malice.

Wed, Apr 29, 2015
 
 
Film
High Anxiety
 

Mel Brooks sends up every Hitchcockian trick in the book in this manic satire.

Wed, Apr 29, 2015
 
 
Film
Phoenix
 

A concentration camp survivor searches for her husband in Christian Petzold's melodrama.

Thu, Apr 30, 2015
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