Whether it’s espionage or romantic lust, movie characters lead us to identify with the effort to hide something. This 8-week series highlights both dramatic & comedic films, exploring issues from national security to gender insecurity.
Each movie is introduced by Mark Ethan Toporek, who also leads a post-screening discussion. He is a member of the Actors’ Studio, who has appeared in films including The Secret Lives of Dentists, The Confession, and Lesser Prophets. He has been presenting the Film Series at the Queens Museum since 1998, and at the 92Y since 2003.
Notorious (1945), directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 101 min. Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant mix romance and espionage when she is recruited into the American intelligence service to spy on a local group of German exiles under suspicion. Also starring Claude Rains.