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Tippi Hedren beams in for satellite interview at City Screen, York
HITCHCOCK leading lady Tippi Hedren will be in conversation live via satellite from the BFI at City Screen, York, on Tuesday at 6.15pm.
Now 82, she will take to the British Film Institute stage in London to discuss her film career and memories of Alfred Hitchock from starring in The Birds in 1963, for which she won the Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer, and Marnie one year later.
The American actress also will talk about her contributions to The Girl, the BBC production inspired by her relationship with British film-maker Hitchcock.
This will be followed swiftly by the 8.10pm screening of Marnie (15), possibly Hedren’s greatest role as Marnie Edgar, a complex character who is smart and sexy but frigid, a liar and a kleptomaniac. Blackmailed into marriage, she spends virtually the entire movie under the Hitch microscope, while Mark (Sean Connery), the ostensible hero, can’t decide whether to possess, protect or analyse her in this perverse romance.
From Hedren’s Hitchcock blonde to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (PG), a late addition to the City Screen week ahead to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death. Howard Hawks’s 1953 musical social satire – the one with Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, as Monroe’s archetypal blonde and Jane Russell’s showgirl decamp to Paris to find rich husbands – will be shown at 4.15pm today and tomorrow.
In a second late booking, this one timed to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic Games, City Screen will show Salute (PG) at 8.45pm tonight and 6.15pm tomorrow.
Matt Norman’s award-winning 2012 documentary recounts the role of a white Australian man in a defining moment of the American civil rights movement: the Black Power Salute at the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games.
Ten days before the Games opened, the police and the military in Mexico City shot student demonstrators in what became known as the Tiatelolco Massacre. Against that backdrop, Aussie 200 metres silver medalist Peter Norman took to the podium wearing a badge in support of the Human Rights movement.
When the USA anthem played, gold and bronze medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos delivered their Black Power salute, the one pair of gloves they had between them divided between Smith’s right hand and Carlos’s left at Norman’s suggestion.
This moment of political protest in a year of global unrest would destroy their sporting careers and change the course of each man’s life, as Salute brings up to date.
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