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Watch List: The Price of Murder

This month we pay homage to the master of the American suspense novel, Patricia Highsmith, with the illuminating new doc Loving Highsmith, which uses the author's own words and voice to explore the duality of her identity through her hidden desires and passions. Three film adaptations of her work showcase Highsmith’s ability to elegantly capture characters on the fringes of society—and bring to life all the dangerous impulses and dark temptations that dwell in their hearts.
Series runs October 3 - 7

Monday, October 3, 4:00 PM

a man holding a fishing rod

Purple Noon

This gorgeous 1960 adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Talented Mr. Ripley stars Alain Delon as Tom, a duplicitous American charmer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
  • D: René Clément
  • France
  • 1960
  • 117 min
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Tuesday, October 4, 4:00 PM

two men on a train

Strangers on a Train

This first-rate film noir masterpiece is the first of Patricia Highsmith’s works to be adapted for film—by no less than the Master of Suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock. 
  • D: Alfred Hitchcock
  • USA
  • 1951
  • 101 min
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Friday, October 7, 9:00 PM

a woman in a fur coat

Carol

With electrifying performances from Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett, Carol is a heartbreaking masterpiece of a love story, adapted from a 1952 pulp novella by Patricia Highsmith.
  • D: Todd Haynes
  • United Kingdom & USA
  • 2015
  • 118 min
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