Julian Hoeber’s Demon Hill installation is an homage to the anxiety-producing, perception-warping “gravitational mystery spots” of t he American roadside tradition. Join us for two nights of films that explore ideas of illusion, perception, and disorientation. We will screen Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Vertigo, which follows an acrophobic detective around late 1950s San Francisco, and Jacques Tati’s brilliant film Playtime, in which a group of tourists negotiate a futuristic 1967 Paris of right angles and sharp lines. Both films will be presented in glorious 70mm! (1958, USA. 128 min. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock)

Playtime print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

In conjunction with the exhibition Hammer Projects: Julian Hoeber.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
HAMMER PLUS Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.