October 17, 2016: Film School @ FilmBar 7:00PM- 10:00PM
“It’s not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you?” – Norman Bates
Just in time for Halloween – Filmbar Film School Is Back!
Psycho (1960) – Alfred Hitchcock’s classic masterpiece of horror and suspense!”
Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered what the “big deal” was about “Psycho”? Just want to get into the Halloween spirit early this year? Join us for FilmBar “Film School” where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato (Yale ’89) will screen, discuss, and provide “live commentary” for Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of suspense and the grandfather of modern horror films, Psycho – ranked number fourteen on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 greatest films of all time!
The evening will start with a brief discussion about the background and making of the film. Enjoy your favorite beverage from the bar! Then we will screen the film in FilmBar’s beautiful and comfortable screening room. Think of it as a “living room book club” for film fans! During the film, live commentary will be provided, giving you insights into the filmmaking process and some guidance on how to “read” a film creatively.
After the film, we can discuss what we’ve learned and debate if it lives up to its reputation what it says about the nature of comedy and satire!
(NOTE: While no “homework” or prior knowledge of film or this movie is required, if you’ve never seen the picture, some people might want to watch it for the first time before coming to the event without the interruptions of live commentary to “experience” the film as it was intended. That is a personal choice, of course, and not a requirement to attend!)
Price is $5.00 – pay online or at the door.
(this is a public event. RSVP does NOT guarantee a ticket, and the event WILL sell out, so I suggest getting tickets in advance at the FilmBar site below to secure your seat!)