The Palm Springs Cultural Center is thrilled to announce the addition of esteemed Hitchcock experts Richard L. Edwards and Steven C. Smith to the Hitchcock Retrospective film series, commencing on April 5 with the iconic thriller “The 39 Steps.” This collaboration promises to elevate the series to new heights, attracting film scholars and enthusiasts alike to indulge in the cinematic brilliance of Alfred Hitchcock.

Richard L. Edwards, Executive Director of XCITE at UC Riverside, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in film studies, having taught a massive online course on Hitchcock for Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and co-hosted the popular podcast “Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir.” His counterpart, Steven C. Smith, a four-time Emmy-nominated producer and acclaimed author, has delved deep into Hitchcock’s world through interviews with the director’s collaborators and his comprehensive biography of Bernard Herrmann.

The series will feature monthly screenings of Hitchcock classics, with Edwards and Smith providing insightful introductions and post-screening discussions. From the suspenseful “Rope” to the chilling “Psycho,” each film promises to captivate audiences and spark engaging dialogue.

Schedule of Films


April 5 | The 39 Steps

May 3 | Rope

June 7 | Notorious

July 5 | North by Northwest

August 2 | Strangers on a Train

September 6 | To Catch a Thief

October 4 | Psycho
… with more films TBA!

Mark your calendars and join us for a year-long celebration of Alfred Hitchcock’s extraordinary legacy. Whether you’re a seasoned Hitchcock aficionado or a newcomer to his cinematic world, this retrospective promises an exhilarating journey through the realms of suspense, mystery, and cinematic brilliance.

Hitchcock Retrospective: Monthly | First Fridays | 7pm
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The Palm Springs Cultural Center is dedicated to advancing education, cultural development, and community vitality through the arts. By providing a platform for artistic expression and exploration, we strive to enrich the lives of individuals and foster a vibrant cultural landscape within our community.

Join us as we honor the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock and let the suspense unfold. Don’t miss out on this cinematic event of a lifetime!