The Monmouth Film Festival is partnering with Red Bank's Two River Theater for a free screening and discussion of Alfred Hitchcock's 1943 thriller, Shadow of a Doubt.
The screening will be held on Monday, January 22, 7pm, and is free of charge. Seats need to be reserved, however, as space is limited. You can reserve your seats here.
Following the film, there will be a special discussion with artists and professionals talking about Wilder's film and novel.
The screening is part of the theater's Inside Two River program - a series of arts & humanities events, specially curated for an upcoming stage production of theirs. Shadow of a Doubt was the only screenplay written by playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder, whose novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey is being adapted to the stage for the first time by Two River Theater.
In Shadow of a Doubt, Charlie Newton (Teresa Wright) not only shares a name with her favorite uncle (Joseph Cotten), but a special bond. At times she feels the charming man is the only one who understands her need to be extraordinary and that she is better than the tiny town she lives in. So, when life is too dull she calls on him to visit. However, upon the arrival of two detectives, one of whom becomes very close to young Charlie, and a series of unusual clues concerning the mysterious ‘Merry Widow Murderer’, her Uncle Charlie’s behavior begins to change. Young Charlie starts to suspect that the man she once idolized is not what he seems and as her world shatters, she realizes that her life may be in danger.
See you there!