Friday, July 5, 2013; 8:30 p.m.
Location: Pickering Square, Water Street, Bangor, Maine
Contact: River City Cinema; 207.358.9396
River City Cinema presents NOIR BENEATH THE STARS in Pickering Square in Downtown Bangor, Maine. It’s 6 Friday nights of the most memorable mugs, thugs, dolls, and molls to ever hit the silver screen.
Shows begin after sundown (around 8:30 or so). Bring your own seating. Admission is FREE, and cheap concessions are available.
1946 • 101 min • Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • Written by Ben Hecht • Starring: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, Leopoldine Konstantin
In NOTORIOUS, a brilliant allegory of love and betrayal, Hitchcock fuses two of his favorite elements: suspense and romance. A beautiful woman with a tainted past (Ingrid Bergman) is enlisted by American agent Devlin (Cary Grant) to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex (Claude Rains). Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he’s loved her all along. Stunning performances, Ben Hecht’s excellent script, and Hitchcock’s direction at its best make NOTORIOUS a perfect film.