- This event has passed.
Spellbound screening (2017-May-7 @ 1:30 p.m.)
Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ 13:30–15:21$20
The Dryden will screen Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, U.K. 1945, 111 min.)
"This writer has had little traffic with practitioners of psychiatry or with the twilight abstractions of their science, so we are not in a position to say whether Ingrid Bergman, who plays one in her latest film, Spellbound, is typical of such professionals or whether the methods she employs would yield results. But this we can say with due authority: if all psychiatrists are as charming as she—and if their attentions to all their patients are as fruitful as hers are to Gregory Peck, who plays a victim of amnesia in this fine film which came to the Astor yesterday—then psychiatry deserves such popularity as this picture most certainly will enjoy. For Miss Bergman and her brand of treatment, so beautifully demonstrated here, is a guaranteed cure for what ails you, just as much as it is for Mr. Peck. It consists of her winning personality softly but insistently suffused through a story of deep emotional content; of her ardent sincerity her lustrous looks and her easy ability to toss off glibly a line of talk upon which most girls would choke." — Bosley Crowther, New York Times, November 2, 1945
[source: George Eastman Museum calendar, 2017-May-5]