Guillermo Del Toro To Teach Hitchcock Class

Courses will be held in Toronto next May.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

What would be cooler than taking an Alfred Hitchcock course and, better yet, having famed writer, producer and director Guillermo del Toro teach the class?!

Known for his dark and even fantastical penchant for films, del Toro gained notoriety with such movies as the "Blade II," the "Hellboy" franchise, "Pan's Labyrinth," and "Splice." His most recent projects include directing "Pacific Rim," which is currently in production, as well as producing a number of titles such as "Rise of the Guardians," currently in post-production and starring Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, and Isla Fisher.

Del Toro's Alfred Hitchcock class will be held in conjunction with the TIFF Bell Lightbox's upcoming spring program. The four-night program in Toronto will examine the movies of Hitchcock, with The Associated Press reporting that each evening will include a one-hour introduction and one-hour post-screening lecture for each film. The Hitchcock classics that will be shown are "Frenzy," "Shadow of a Doubt," "North by Northwest," and "Notorious," and classes are scheduled to run May 7, 8, 15, and 16.

There will also be a two-night performance from Crispin Glover ("Alice in Wonderland") where the actor will do a dramatic reading of eight of his illustrated books – pictures from the books will be projected in the background during his entire presentation. Glover will perform April 14 and 15, and he will then be available for a Q&A session followed by a book signing.

For more info on both of these TIFF-related events, visit their official website here.


Photo Credit: FayesVision/