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The Bozeman Doc Series continues Thursday, January 21st, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, with the Montana premiere of the critically acclaimed documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut.
In 1962, the fast-rising French New Wave director Francois Truffaut persuaded Alfred Hitchcock to sit with him for a week long interview in which the great British director would share with his young admirer the secrets of his filmmaking. Based on the original recordings of this meeting—used to produce the seminal book “Hitchcock/Truffaut”—this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plunges us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds and Vertigo.
Hitchcock’s singular vision is elucidated and brought vividly to life by today’s leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich, and Paul Schrader.
Brilliantly constructed by filmmaker and film historian Kent Jones, Hitchcock/Truffaut is a witty and insightful look into the mind of an artist at the peak of his craft. Combining expertly curated clips from Hitchcock’s long filmography, the original audio tapes made during the week-long conversation, and fascinating interviews with modern directors, the film is at turns hilarious, poignant and intriguing.
Hitchcock/Truffaut world premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and has gone on to screen at prestigious festivals around the world, receiving rave reviews along the way.
“Smart, thoughtful and elegantly done…a love letter to film itself.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“Will thrill you and change the way you watch movies.” Esquire.com
Hear an interview with director Kent Jones about the making of Hitchcock/Truffaut on NPR here.