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A Night of Noir: NOTORIOUS (1946)

DIRECTED BY: Alfred Hitchcock

STARRING: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains



Please join us post-film Q&A with film noir expert Michael Kovner

NOTORIOUS, from director Alfred Hitchcock, stars Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains as three people whose lives become intimately entangled during an espionage operation. Following the conviction of her German father for treason against the US, Alicia Huberman (Bergman) is approached by a government agent who asks her to spy on a group of her father's Nazi friends operating out of Rio de Janeiro. Suspense, intrigue and romance are stylishly mixed in one of Hitchcock’s best films. The film premiered at Radio City Music Hall on August 15, 1946 with Hitchcock, Bergman and Grant in attendance. It was also the official selection of the 1946 Cannes Film Festival. In 2006, NOTORIOUS was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for its cultural significance.


Michael Kovner is a long-time Greenwich resident, having gone to Rye Country Day School before graduating from Trinity Pawling and then Lafayette College with a major in government. He did postgraduate work at Georgetown University in the Foreign Service School and at the University of Dijon in France. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Army. While he is an accomplished VP and Managing Director with the real estate firm Brown Harris Stevens in his professional life, his personal passion is cinema. An avid Avon supporter and lover of film noir. He can repeat lines in his sleep, and he has probably spent more time in the dark confines of cinemas than anywhere else. His fascination with film noir began at a young age, starting with THE MALTESE FALCON all the way up to PSYCHO, which he first saw at the Avon. He has hosted numerous film noir screenings in Greenwich and is an audience favorite at the Avon.




RUNNING TIME: 101 minutes



Tuesday, April 21, 2020 -7:00PM








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