'Goodbye Christopher Robin,' '78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene' at Ross
“Goodbye Christopher Robin” and “78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene” open Nov. 3 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
“Goodbye Christopher Robin” gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of “Winnie the Pooh.”
Christopher Robin and his family, including his mother Daphne and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after World War I.
“Goodbye Christopher Robin,” which is rated PG, will play at the Ross through Nov. 11.
“78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene” takes a look at one of modern cinema's most memorable moments, offering insights of value to cineastes and casual viewers alike.
In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene with the screeching strings, the plunging knife and the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball.
With 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits in 3 minutes, “Psycho” redefined screen violence, set the stage for decades of slasher films to come and introduced a new element of danger to the movie-going experience.
Aided by a roster of filmmakers, critics and fans — including Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth and Peter Bogdanovich — director Alexandre Philippe pulls back the curtain on the making and influence of this cinematic game changer, breaking it down frame by frame and unpacking Hitchcock’s dense web of allusions and double meanings.
“78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene,” which is not rated, will play at the Ross through Nov. 9.
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