78 Shots & 52 Cuts That Changed Cinema Forever

Nov 10- 16

Rated NR

1 Hour 31 Minutes

The screeching strings, the plunging knife, the slow zoom out from a lifeless eyeball: in 1960, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho changed film history forever with its taboo-shattering shower scene. With 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits over the course of 3 minutes, Psycho redefined screen violence, set the stage for decades of slasher films to come, and introduced a new element of danger to the moviegoing experience. Aided by a roster of filmmakers, critics, and fans–including Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eli Roth, and Peter Bogdanovich–director Alexandre O. Philippe pulls back the curtain on the making and influence of this cinematic game changer, breaking it down frame by frame and unpacking Hitchcock’s dense web of allusions and double meanings. The result is an enthralling piece of cinematic detective work that’s nirvana for film buffs.


10-Nov 1:30pm,7:30pm
11-Nov 1:30pm Only
12-Nov Not Shown
13-Nov Theater Closed
14-Nov 1:30pm Only
15-Nov 1:30pm,7:30pm
16-Nov 1:30pm,7:30pm




Director Alexandre O. Philippe unpacks an entire semester’s worth of cinema studies.” -Globe and Mail

The results are hypnotic.” -Village Voice

For a long time now, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” has been two movies, and the hypnotic film-geek documentary “78/52” is an ingenious and irreverent master class in both of them.” -Variety