Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:00pm - Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 2:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

The Carsey-Wolf Center and the Pollock Theater are pleased to present a series of films dedicated to exploring the work of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, whose career spanned two continents and more than six decades. “Expanded Hitchcock” will include classic Hitchcock films seen from a new angle, recently restored films, and a special screening of an early film with musical accompaniment.


Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

This recently-restored early British film was converted from a silent film to a talkie during production, and was released simultaneously in silent and sound versions.   Blackmail revolves around vivacious Alice (Anny Ondra) and her Scotland Yard detective sweetheart Frank (John Longden). 

Join us for a screening of the silent film, with live piano accompaniment by pianist Michael Mortilla



Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

In this psychological thriller, John “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart) is a police detective whose career is derailed by a traumatic incident in the line of duty, which leaves him suffering from acrophobia and vertigo.

In a post-screening discussion, film preservationist James Katz and Tom Pollock, former Executive Vice President of MCA and Chairman of Universal Pictures, will discuss the restoration of Vertigo with Charles Wolfe, UCSB Professor of Film & Media Studies. The event will be followed by a reception in the Michael Douglas Lobby.


Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

On a family vacation in Marrakesh, Dr. Ben McKenna (James Stewart), his wife Josephine “Jo” Conway (Doris Day), and their son Hank are embroiled in a murder mystery that will take them from Morocco to London, their paths crossing with spies, assassins, eminent politicians, and taxidermists.

John Hajda, associate director of the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind and lecturer in the Departments of Music and Psychological and Brain Sciences, will join Professor Anna Brusutti of the Department of Film and Media Studies to discuss the role of music in the film and moderate a post-screening Q&A.


Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Rebecca was Alfred Hitchcock’s first American film.  It was produced under contract with David O. Selznick and is an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel. Starring Laurence Olivier as the brooding aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter and Joan Fontaine as the young woman who becomes his second wife.

In the post-screening discussion, Professor Tania Modleski, author of the groundbreaking book, The Women Who Knew Too Much: Hitchcock and Feminist Film Theory, will discuss both the history and continuing legacy of Rebecca, now regarded as a film that not only explores women’s fears but also women’s desire for other women.  The discussion will be moderated by Professor Patrice Petro, director of the Carsey-Wolf Center.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

A flirtatious encounter involving a pair of lovebirds in a San Francisco pet shop leads socialite Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) on a trip to Bodega Bay in pursuit of lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in Hitchcock’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s short story.

In a post-screening Q&A, actress Tippi Hedren will discuss the process of filming The Birds with moderator Ross Melnick of the UCSB Film and Media Studies department.