Film Notes

. January 14, 2014.
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Don’t touch that dial

Get ready for sweat to drip down the back of your neck; The Valentine will screen a series of films by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, as part of their Silver Screen Classics series. Dial M for Murder is one of ol’ Hitch’s lesser-known chillers, revolving around a husband who tries to have his wife murdered. Unfortunately for him, said damsel, played by the always-gorgeous Grace Kelly, proves more resilient than distressed. Friday, January 17, 7:30pm. $5. The Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St. 419-242-3490. valentinetheatre.com

Film school

Independent filmmaker Tom Madigan is a native Toledoan who left town to pursue his dream in Los Angeles. This January, he’s back in town, and offering courses on low-budget filmmaking. Madigan will lead six classes over the course of three weeks—Friday nights and Saturday afternoons. A video camera and laptop are required, in addition to the $95 course fee. Sign up by emailing Tom at madiganfilms@gmail.com. Classes begin Friday, January 24, and cap at a dozen students.