Strangers on a Train (1951)
A free series of films by Alfred Hitchcock who used film to explore his own neuroses and phobias, in the process revealing the psychological complexities we all share.
In this clever psychological thriller (based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, author of The Talented Mr. Ripley), a tennis pro (Farley Granger) has a theoretical conversation with a stranger (Robert Walker) about how two men could get away with the perfect murder by killing the other’s wife. What the athlete doesn’t realize is that his psychotic new acquaintance takes their talk literally.
Not Rated: 101 minutes (1951)
Post-screening conversation led by Earl Bland, dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences and Counseling at MidAmerica Nazarene University, and Caitlin Horsmon, UMKC associate professor of Film and Media Arts.
Presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. Co-sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
Notorious (1946; NR)
January 12, 2014
Strangers on a Train (1951; NR)
January 26, 2014
Rear Window (1954; NR)
February 9, 2014
The Birds (1963; NR)
February 23, 2014