To Do Sunday: To Catch a Flick

Scarlett Johansson (Getty Images)

It’s Oscar season, and you know what that means: films about noted historical figures with titles that are just the protagonist’s first or last name. In the wake of Ray, Capote and Lincoln, but preceding, say, Barack or Lohan, comes Hitchcock, the story of the iconic director as played by Anthony Hopkins (whom we loved in Nixon). The historical depiction is said to be destined for the Oscar that eluded its subject—and it premieres in Manhattan tonight, with stars including Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson and “Karate Kid” Ralph Macchio in attendance. We’re catching a cab in Gramercy and instructing our driver to head North by Northwest (the subway is for The Birds).

Invitation only.