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Northwest Film Forum Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of ‘Psycho’ With A New 35mm Print


This year, instead of spending Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving (traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year), wading through crowded department stores, scouring the rapidly emptying shelves, searching for that perfect gift for every special someone on your list, go to the Northwest Film Forum and see Alfred Hitchcock’s classic suspense thriller Psycho.

Fifty years after Hitchcock’s Freudian horror tale first shocked and terrified moviegoers the world over, the NW Film Forum is showing a new 35mm print. Over the past five decades Psycho has often been imitated, parodied, referenced, and even remade shot for shot, but it has never been equaled. Just as frightening today as it was in 1960, Psycho not only stunned and horrified audiences, it pushed the boundaries of what you could and couldn’t show on screen.

At that point it was still rare to see an unmarried couple engage in an illicit lunchtime tryst in a sleazy motel, much less witness a woman brazenly walking around in a bra like it was no big deal. Shocking, isn’t it? And Bernard Herrmann‘s shrieking string score is still just as spine-tingling and haunting as the first time you heard it, another element of Psycho that is often emulated but never duplicated.

If you haven’t seen Psycho on a big screen, in a darkened theater, surrounded by a crowd of entranced theater patrons, you really should. No matter how familiar you may be with the film, it never disappoints. Starting Friday, November 26th, it plays daily at 7:00 pm and 9:15 pm through December 2nd.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 829-7863