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Vertigo

USA, 1958, 128mins, Cert.PG
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Film description

Detective John “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart) is asked by an old college acquaintance to follow his wife Madeline (Kim Novak), fearing she may be in some danger. Tracking her movements, he finds a connection to a woman who died in 1857, Carlotta Valdes. Drawn into the mystery, Scottie saves Madeline from throwing herself into San Francisco Bay and in the process falls in love with her. However, there is more going on than meets the eye in this suspenseful classic. 

Considered by many to be Alfred Hitchcock’s best film and by some the best film of all time, Vertigo is a beautiful technicolour exploration of love, anxiety and mystery in 1950s San Francisco. 

There will be an introduction to this Philosophy and Film screening from Gerald Lang, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Leeds.

A Philosophy & Film screening

Exploring philosophical themes in some of cinema’s most intriguing films.
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Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details

Address

73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).

Showtimes

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