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    February 22, 2019
    Event: “The Art of Film: Hitchcock as Master of Suspense” with author Marc Eliot
    Dates: March 7 – March 10
    Film Dates & Times: “Strangers on a Train,” March 7, 6 p.m., “North by Northwest,” March 8, 6 p.m., “Vertigo,” March 9, 6 p.m. and “Psycho,” March 10, 2 p.m.
    Location: Giant Screen Theater · Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill.
    Cost: Members: $20 per film, $70 all-access; public: $25 per film, $90 all-access

    PEORIA, Ill. – Sir Alfred Hitchcock’s most pivotal psychological thrillers will play in the Peoria Riverfront Museum with a fresh spin when New York Times bestselling author Marc Eliot leads the museum’s newest film festival, “The Art of Film: Hitchcock as Master of Suspense,” March 7-10 in the giant screen theater.

    The Art of Film lineup features “Strangers on a Train,” March 7, 6 p.m., “North by Northwest,” March 8, 6 p.m., “Vertigo,” March 9, 6 p.m. and “Psycho,” March 10, 2 p.m.

    Eliot, an internationally renowned film critic, historian and author of more than a dozen biographies on notable pop culture icons from Cary Grant to Paul Simon, will present before each film, tracing the progress of Hitchcock's personal expression and stylistic development and revealing the deeper meanings of the legendary director’s 52-film career. Each film will be followed by a Q&A discussion and book signing. Eliot says he chose Hitchcock because his films are “easily accessible both as vehicles of entertainment and showpieces of the art of film.”

    Individual tickets cost $20 per film for members and $25 per film for the public; each ticket includes admission to a film, discussion and book signing. An all-access pass costs $70 for members and $90 for the public and includes admission to all four films, discussions, book signings and four large popcorn-drink combos. VIP sponsorships with reserved seats and greenroom access are also available.
    The museum gratefully acknowledges “The Art of Film: Hitchcock as Master of Suspense” sponsors Harry and Kathy Puterbaugh, Dr. Darrel and Dr. Jane Gumm and Sally Snyder. For more information on the film festival or about the museum, call 309.686.7000 or visit RiverfrontMuseum.org

    Marc Eliot
    Marc Eliot is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books on popular culture, among them the highly acclaimed biography “Cary Grant,” the award-winning “Walt Disney: Hollywood’s Dark Prince,” and most recently “American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood,” plus the music biographies “Down Thunder Road: The Making of Bruce Springsteen,” “To the Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles,” and “Death of a Rebel” about Phil Ochs. Eliot has also published biographies on James Stewart, Steve McQueen and Paul Simon. Eliot has been featured in many documentaries about film and music and has written on the media and popular culture for numerous publications. He works in New York City, Woodstock, N.Y and Los Angeles. Find out more at marceliot.net.

    Peoria Riverfront Museum
    The only multidisciplinary museum of its kind in the nation, the Peoria Riverfront Museum uses art, science, history, and achievement to inspire confidence, lifelong learning, and talent. Since opening in 2012, the privately funded museum has provided more than one million experiences through major exhibitions, a permanent collection, interactive galleries, a dome planetarium, giant screen theater, and educational programming including curricula-related student visits. The AAM-accredited, Smithsonian-affiliated private nonprofit museum is supported by more than 4,000 members and donors, and is housed in a county-owned LEED Gold-certified building on a campus overlooking the Illinois River. The museum has been designated one of the 200 great places in Illinois by the American Institute of Architects.
    Cathie Neumiller, VP of Marketing and Communications
    (309) 863-3006