(Alfred Hitchcock, UK/US 1972, 103 min., 35mm)
Hitchcock in Winter. Hitchcock’s penultimate feature was his first return to British production in two decades. It focuses on a rapist-murderer terrorizing the women of London, with the wrong man being accused for the crimes. The clever, suspenseful script by Anthony Shaffer (The Wicker Man) reveals the rapist’s identity to the audience long before the police catch on. Frenzy, loaded with expected virtuoso camerawork and suspense, exhibits explicit horror and anger, never shying away from examining the classic Hitchcockian theme of sexual deviance in the realm of guilt and innocence.
Also showing: Thursday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.