Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 6:00pm
Norris Cinema Theatre (NCT)
3507 Trousdale Pkwy Los Angeles, CA 90007
Join the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC for a special showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s acclaimed film Rebecca, preceded by a presentation from Dr. Drew Casper, the Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Professor of American Film at USC. Casper is a film historian, a former film critic for The Hollywood Reporter and one of the world’s most renowned Hitchcock scholars. Casper’s lecture will center on religious themes and faithbased motifs in Rebecca. The film was directed by Hitchcock, a lifelong Catholic, and it was produced by David O. Selznick, who was raised by Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. Casper received a Jesuit education before moving into the film industry. He received his PhD from USC, and has since earned multiple accolades, including the USC Associates Award for Teaching Excellence in 2005.