Fisher Center, Bard College Conservatory of Music, and Upstate Films Present
Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo
Live with the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra Score by Bernard Herrmann
Performed live by the Bard College Conservatory of Music Orchestra
Conducted by James Bagwell
Film Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
A benefit for the Bard College Conservatory of Music
Named the “Greatest Film of All Time” by the British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound, this romantic, psychological thriller hypnotizes audiences on the big screen, accompanied by Bernard Herrmann’s haunting score performed live by the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra.
Starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, this Hitchcock classic (released in 1958) follows a detective forced to retire after his fear of heights causes the death of a fellow officer and the girl he was hired to pursue. This leads into a cycle of madness and lies, resulting in a definitive Hitchcock work of obsession, manipulation and fear.
Each screening will be introduced by a special local guest, giving their perspective on the artistry, history, and impact of Vertigo and the Hitchcock canon.
Saturday, September 16
Actress, director, and producer Mary Stuart Masterson.
Sunday, September 17
Oscar-nominated screenwriter and producer James Schamus.