Posted by: Stan Russell | December 6, 2013

Holiday with Hitch December 10-14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Henry Miller Memorial Library presents "Holiday with Hitch" (Dec. 10-14th) at the Golden State Theater in Monterey!

Press contact: Mike Scutari –, 831-667-2574
Does the stress and anxiety of the holidays get you down? Well the Henry Miller Memorial Library has an antidote: Holiday with Hitch, December 10-14 at the Golden State Theater (417 Alvarado) in downtown Monterey!

That’s right: five nights, five classic films from the Central Coast’s adopted son, Alfred Hitchcock! Because nothing spells relief from the holiday doldrums than psychosis, sexual obsession, cold-blooded horror, and of course, Jimmy Stewart.

On the heels of their successful Big Sur Short Film Finale, Reel Rock, and Big Lebowski screenings, the Henry Miller Memorial Library and the Golden State Theater are going big: five nights of classic Hitchcock films, plus drinks, snacks, and selected guest speakers.

All events are by donation. Doors at 7 pm. We’ll be screening very recently digitally remastered versions of these films with vastly improved image and audio!

Here’s the schedule (click movie title for the ticketing pages)

Tuesday, December 10th – Vertigo— The 1958 classic that recently overthrew Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time, according to British magazine Sight & Sound. Come early for a talk by Doniphan Blair, editor of Cinesource Magazine. (We humbly suggest that an interview with Doniphan on Hitchcock’s artistic legacy would be particularly compelling.)

Wednesday, December 11th – North by Northwest — Fifty years after release, "Northwest" provides gripping, colorful entertainment, full of the Master’s trademark twists and turns. Only Cary Grant could undertake such a rugged and dangerous journey and keep looking marvelous with no change of clothes.

Thursday, December 12th – Rear Window— Even scratchy and faded, "Rear Window" is one of the treasures of film. But the version showing one night only at Golden State is a grand wonder because it’s a new print — reconstructed, remastered and made triumphantly delicious! (indeed the other films are also re-mastered)

Friday, December 13th – Rebecca — Produced by David O. Selznick, who took home the Oscar for Best Picture, and best Cinematography, Hitchcock’s divinely creepy domestic mystery was Hitch’s maiden outing in Hollywood. And he couldn’t have asked for a better cast: Fontaine (who lives in the "neighborhood!") is exquisite as the innocent bride who narrates the film, and Olivier is masterful playing the urbane master of the house, who carries a nasty secret.

Saturday, December 14th – Psycho
— Timeless classic. Superb performances and the infamous shower scene make this the perfect nightmare.

Once again, please contact Mike Scutari (, 831-667-2574) for any press-related inquires. We’d love your help in getting the word out!

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Mike Scutari


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