Monthly Screenings


Dir.: Alexandre O. Philippe | 91 minutes


USA 2017 | 91 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

It took Hitchcock no less than 78 camera angles and 52 cuts to create one of film history’s most iconic scenes. One week – of the four during which Psycho was filmed – was devoted to the immortal shower scene. Through virtuosic direction and editing, and an exquisite soundtrack by Bernard Herman, Hitchcock assembled two minutes that engendered a new breed of horror, and redefined how film is made and experienced. Nearly six decades later, Alexandre Philippe revisits the scene, shot by shot, while combining interviews with cinephiles and renown filmmakers such as Guillermo del Toro, Peter Bogdanovich, and Jamie Lee Curtis. The result is a fascinating film that celebrates the power of the Seventh Art.