Image from the motion picture Rosemary's Baby Image from the motion picture Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby - 35MM

Drama, Horror | 1968 | 136MIN

11:30PM 10:45PM 7:30PM
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Director

Roman Polanski

Cast

Mia Farrow
John Cassavetes
Ruth Gordon

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Roman Polanksi proved himself a master of psychological horror with Repulsion, so it was only natural that he up the ante with a supernatural element in his 1968 classic Rosemary’s Baby. Adapted from Ira Levin’s somewhat satirical novel, the film (as if you didn’t know already) follows a young New York City woman (Mia Farrow in her signature role and look) who, after becoming pregnant under unsettling circumstances, suspects that she and her unborn child have become the target of witches. Aside from being a cracking bit of mystery and suspense, the film is a fantastic snapshot of 60s New York, Polanski contrasting the hip modernity of his main couple (who includes a deliciously oily John Cassavettes) against the old world apartment building they have recently inhabited. Adding to the creepy fun are elderly neighbors Sidney Blackmer and Ruth Gordon, with Gordon her usual brassy, loveable self but with an added sinister edge. The rare genre offering that is equal parts terror and delight. Featuring a haunting and memorable score by Krzysztof Komeda.

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