The Hillsborough Classic Film Society is a new group that is showing classic, foreign and independent films once a month in Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough.
At each film there is an expert speaker who sets the background for the film.
There’s also free popcorn. You can bring a folding chair, which you might find to be more comfortable than the library chairs.
The films are from the Criterion Collection, which means that they are cleaned up and remastered, and the image on the screen is even better than image the original audiences saw.
It’s free to join the Hillsborough Classic Film Society, and members take part in deciding what films will be shown.
Here’s what’s coming up:
Sunday, January 20th, 2019, 3 p.m.: “Double Indemnity”
Saturday, February 9th, 3 p.m.: “In the Heat of the Night”
Sunday, February 24th, 2019, 3 p.m. “Vertigo”
Sunday, March 24th, 2019, 3 p.m.: “Bicycle Thieves”
February 24: Vertigo
The film will be introduced by Francesca Talenti of Hillsborough, a director and designer whose work has been widely exhibited. Vertigo was made in 1958. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starred Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. Although recognized as one of the great films noir, it also ranks high in the history of film generally.
In 2012 it replaced Citizen Kane as the “greatest film ever made” in the British Film Institute’s critics’ poll. In the American Film Institute’s 2007 ranking it came in as the ninth greatest American film of all time.
More upcoming free events in the Triangle
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Monday, March 4, 2019