SUSPIRIA - with Dario Argento biographer Maitland McDonagh in person


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Fri, Oct 6, 2023 9:30 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Wed, Jul 31 7:30 PM


Science Fiction, Horror, & Fantasy
Wednesday, July 31st at 7:30 PM
With Maitland McDonagh, author of Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento in person
$16 Public | $10 Members

Considered by many to be one of the most terrifying and stylized horror films of our time, Dario Argento’s giallo masterpiece Suspiria is a sure-bet to keep you glued to the edge of your seat with all the lights on. Jessica Harper stars as Susy Banyon, an American student who has enrolled in a German dance academy. In the very night she arrives, two of the students are brutally murdered in a scene likened to the shower murder in Psycho. It soon becomes apparent that this is only the beginning of what is perhaps the most terrifying nightmare ever created on film.
(Italy, 1977, 98 mins, R, English Dub | Dir. Dario Argento)

Maitland McDonagh wrote the groundbreaking Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento, the first auteurist study of the influential Italian horror and giallo filmmaker. Most recently, she interviewed Argento onstage at Lincoln Center’s two-week retrospective of the maestro’s films. McDonagh's books also include Filmmaking on the Fringe and The 50 Most Erotic Films of All Time, and her reviews and essays have appeared in Film Comment, Film Journal, Time Out New York and other publications. Formerly publicity director of New York City Ballet and Senior Movies Editor of TV Guide, she has contributed numerous DVD commentaries, liner notes and companion booklets, has appeared in documentaries and on film-festival juries, has taught film at Brooklyn College and Hunter College, and lectures about horror and erotica. In 2022, McDonagh was inducted into the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award Hall of Fame as a “trailblazer who makes a difference.” She currently reviews genre films weekly for Maitland on Movies (