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THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

  • 11:00 AM

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Part of the seriesFILM FORUM Jr.

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Mother’s Day!

Directed by ALFRED HITCHCOCK

Starring DORIS DAY & JAMES STEWART

(1956, Alfred Hitchcock) “Que sera, que sera – whatever will be, will be,” warbles Doris Day, but little does she know, as a sudden encounter with a stabbed-in-the-back “local” leads to a kidnapping, murder, and a nerve-shredding race with a cymbalist in the Royal Albert Hall during Arthur Benjamin’s “Storm Cloud Sonata,” conduced onscreen by composer Bernard Herrmann.  Approx. 120 min. DCP.

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

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"Hitchcock's art near the top of its perfection. A most exquisite illustration of cinematic genius."
– André Bazin

"Hitchcock back at the top of his form. It remains one of the most emotionally complex and satisfying pictures of his career."
– Donald Spoto

"Has the dense, helter-skelter feel of an eager, even impatient talent pulling out all the stops,
making every sound and shot a paranoiac nexus of intrigue. Stewart’s family man is a righteous Technicolor portrait in American decency and a prime example of Hitchcock’s deep interlacing of star power and subject."

– Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

"Gives the lie to received opinion of Day as only a corny actress.
She is deeply affecting in her scene of maternal despair giving way to tranquilizer-induced unconsciousness, and her two distinct performances of 'Que Sera, Sera' are extraordinary examples of song being made to serve a narrative."

– Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice

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