Clark Art Institute’s Free Film Series Presents Hitchcock’s Vertigo March 4th


The Clark Art Institute’s Art & Politics Film Series will be offering a free screening of the classic film Vertigo by director Alfred Hitchcock on March 4th at 6-8 p.m. Each film will begin with a short introduction and will then be followed by conversation and light refreshments in the Manton Research Center’s Reading Room.

“The tale of suspense and terror weaves around a mysterious woman and a retired police detective who suffers from an extreme fear of heights and dizzying sense of instability, or vertigo. Hitchcock elicited similar feelings in audiences by pioneering the “dolly zoom,” a novel in-camera technique that distorts perspective. This iconic film has long inspired discussion about topics such as the male gaze, Jungian psychosis, and inter-textual analysis between film and photography.”

The Art & Politics Film Series is organized by Robert Wiesenberger, the Clark’s associate curator of contemporary projects, and Horace Ballard, curator of American art at the Williams College Museum of Art.

The Clark Art Institute is located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts and is only a few of institutions globally that serves as both a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts, as well as an art museum. Their mission is dedicated to “advancing and extending the public understanding of art. “

The Clark is not only know for its research and art. Located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts, The Clark holds a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide. Its 140-acre campus includes hiking and walking trails providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August.

While admission is $20, it is free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free, a local library pass program, EBT Card to Culture, and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413-458-2303.

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