Rear Window

Tuesday, June 19 (Rain Date: June 20)
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1hr 52mins // directed by:Alfred Hitchcock // featuring:James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter

None of Alfred Hitchcock's films has ever given a clearer view of his genius for suspense than Rear Window does.

When professional photographer J.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his apartment in a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors play out across the courtyard. Suspecting that a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his glamorous socialite girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly) and his insurance company's nurse Stella (Thelma Ritter) to dig deeper into the suspicious chain of events.


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"It's one of Alfred Hitchcock's inspired audience-participation films: watching it, you feel titillated, horrified, and, ultimately, purged." — Michael Sragow, New Yorker

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"Hitchcock made a career out of indulging our voyeuristic tendencies and he understood, better than any other film-maker, how to excite them. I don't think he ever did it more skilfully, or with more gleeful self-awareness, than in Rear Window. I've been keeping a close eye on my neighbours ever since." — Killian Fox, The Guardian

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