Grounding ‘Vertigo’

1958 film sheds light on San Francisco at BAM/PFA showing

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In honor of this famous collaboration between Hitchcock and the Bay Area, the Pacific Film Archive conducted a special screening of the psychological pulse-pounder with a rarely seen, IB tech print that would have been one of the originals seen in multiplexes across the nation when it first premiered.
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Film Fridays: ‘Looper,’ ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Hitchcock’

The big news this week was the overwhelming success of the Toronto Film Festival with The Guardian labeling it a serious challenge to Venice and Berlin’s preeminence on the international festival circuit. Rian Johnson’s Neo-noir “Looper” was premiered there last week to rapturous praise. Some even called it the best sci-fi
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