Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Sc. Raymond Chandler, Whitfield Cook, Czenzi Ormonde
Cine. Robert Burks
Prod. Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker
Based on the novel Strangers on a Train (1950) by Patricia Highsmith
About The Event
Crime fiction meets true crime as acclaimed authors Megan Abbott (Give Me Your Hand, The Turnout) and Sarah Weinman (The Real Lolita, Scoundrel) discuss the legacy of women’s crime writing in both mid-century America and the present day.
A screening of Strangers on a Train, introduced by Columbia University’s Hilary Hallett will follow the conversation. Patricia Highsmith’s career as mystery writer began on a high note, when her debut novel, Strangers on a Train, was chosen for adaptation by the “master of suspense” himself, Alfred Hitchcock.
General Admission: $12
Senior Citizens (65 or older): $10
CUID Holders (advanced purchase*): $8
Four Film Package: $40
Full Festival Pass: $75
*Rush Tickets: Columbia students, faculty, and staff have access to free day-of rush tickets, pending availability. Head to the Lenfest box office 30 minutes before showtime for rush tickets.
For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.
Image: Artwork for the 2023 Kit Noir Film Festival / courtesy of Columbia University School of the Arts