Last night, I went to Manderley, and tonight at 7p.m., enjoy Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center‘s Classic Movie Monday with a showing of “Rebecca.” This classic 1938 novel by Daphne du Maurier that preceded the 1940 movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock is a gothic thriller loosely based off of Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre.”
A Brief Synopsis:
The story of “Rebecca” starts off with the unnamed female protagonist, eighteen years of age, who travels to Monte Carlo as an assistant to a woman named Edythe Van Hopper. The protagonist meets Maxim de Winter, an older gentleman who became widowed a year previously. A crazy and quick romance ensues and the protagonist becomes Maxim de Winter’s new wife and travels to his Manderley estate. There, she quickly learns that everyone in the household and all of her new husband’s friends compare her to his late wife, Rebecca.
Through various trials and tribulations, the protagonist unravels secrets about familial reputations and the events of the year before that unfolded within the household. What will she learn about the mysterious late Rebecca? And what secrets is her new husband hiding from her? Will she ever live up to Rebecca’s name and survive her marriage?
Tickets will be $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Classic Movie Mondays at Uptown! Knauer and Performing Arts Center will continue to be held every Monday.
July 10th – “Rebecca”
July 17th – “Saturday Night Fever”
July 24th – “Valley of the Dolls”
July 31st – “Animal House”
August 7th – “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”
August 14th – “To Sir, With Love”