Saturday Matinee: Walter Chaw Talks The Hitch-Hiker, 1953

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Ida Lupino, one of the rare female directors from her era, directed this tense thriller about a murderer who is picked up by the side of the road by two well-meaning but unlucky fishermen. Lupino further heightens the viewer’s anxiety by not revealing the face of the hitchhiker for the first scenes of the movie. Adding to the fraught beauty of the film is the incredible cinematography of Nick Musuraca. Revealing all of the genius of Lupino and her collaborators, film critic Walter Chaw discusses one of his favorite films. The Hitch-Hiker is free to watch on the streaming service Kanopy which you can subscribe to using your library card. Not a Kanopy member yet? Grab your library card and get started here.

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