For even die-hard Hitchcock fans, Marnie has long proved somewhat of an enigma, with its admittedly bizarre tale of a thief (played by Tippi Hedren) with an unnatural fear of thunderstorms, men and the color red, who’s forced into marriage with Sean Connery, who likes to watch. Yet seen today, Marnie seems clearly one of Hitchcock’s most ambitious works, a journey into some of the most dangerous psychological territory Hitchcock ever dared to explore, and a film way ahead of his time. Prof. William Rothman, the dean of American Hitchcock scholars, will introduce and then analyze Marnie after our screening, the first presentation of a new chapter in the updated edition of his book Hitchcock: The Murderous Gaze.