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Lakeland Professor, 'Psycho" Buff To Discuss Hitchcock For The Holidays

Lakeland Community College is also airing Christmas specials on its TV channel all month

"Psycho" may not be a traditional Christmas film but there's nothing like Hitchcock for the holidays.

Lakeland Community College Professor and Hitchcock buff Phil Skerry will hold a free presentation about the cult status of Hitchcock and his films at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Lakeland Library -- 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094, C Building, third floor.

Classes, groups and individuals are encouraged to attend. Free public parking is available.

Skerry is the author of the only book written about only one scene in a movie.

"The Shower Scene in Hitchcock's Psycho: Creating Cinematic Suspense And Terror" (Studies in the History and Criticism of Film), examines the importance of “Psycho’s” shower scene as a defining moment in the cinematic horror genre.

If you're looking for more traditional holiday fare in your cinema, Lakeland Community College is airing Christmas movies all month on the Lakeland Cable Network.

LCN provides television programs on Time Warner Cable channels 21 and 95 as a community service to Lake County viewers.

Movie showings are twice a day -- 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. -- on each of the following dates:
       
Fri., 12/14, “Scrooge” (1935)
Sat., 12/15, “Lassie: Yochim's Christmas” (1961 TV episode)
Sat., 12/22, “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” (1964)
Sun., 12/23, “Santa Claus” (1959)
Mon., 12/24, “Scrooge” (1935)
Tues., 12/25, “It's a Wonderful Life” (1947)
Thur., 12/27, “Trail of Robin Hood” (a 1950 Roy Rogers movie with a Christmas theme)

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