Strangers on a Train (1951)

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema film screening and discussion series returns for an examination of the cinema of the “Master of Suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock.  Strangers on a Train (1951; NR)
Searching the Psyche through Cinema: The Psychology of Suspense
Sunday, January 26, 2014
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

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)
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Strangers on a Train (1951; NR)
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Rear Window (1954; NR)
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The Birds (1963; NR)
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