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Clark to Screen Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca October 19

For Immediate Release

October 10, 2003

The Clark Art Institute will screen Alfred Hitchcock's Academy-Award winning film, Rebecca, on Sunday, October 19, at 2 p.m. The 1940 gothic romance stars Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier. The film is part of the series "Country House Capers," offered in connection with the exhibition Èdouard Baldus: Landscape and Leisure in Early French Photography. Admission to the film is free.

The "Country House Capers" film series will take a week off, then resume on November 2 with the French film My Father's Glory. Remaining films in the series will be shown on Sundays at 2 p.m. through November 23.
The series features films set in set at country houses in England and France, inspired by the Château de La Faloise, the French country house featured in the fall exhibition Édouard Baldus: Landscape and Leisure in Early French Photography. The exhibition, on view through December 28, explores the work of pioneering French photographer Édouard Baldus (1813-1889). In 1856, Baldus created a series of photographs on the grounds of the Château de La Faloise, featuring the family and friends of château owner Frédéric Bourgeois de Mercey. The nine photographs, most of which exist in only one print, are reunited for the first time in the exhibition, along with 50 photographs highlighting the best of French photography of the 1850s.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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