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Rear Window

Rear Window
Thriller, Mystery | 1954 | PG. 1hr 52min
CAST: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter DIRECTOR: Alfred Hitchcock SILVER SCREEN SOCIETY | MAR 24, 2023

None of Hitchcock's films has ever given a clearer view of his genius for suspense than Rear Window. When professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors play out across the courtyard. When he suspects a salesman may have murdered his wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his glamorous socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events... Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in all of film history.

JOIN US at the 6:30pm screening on Friday, March 24 for a pre-show talk by Joanne Clarke Dillman, professor of Film Studies at the University of Puget Sound!


More about Joanne Clarke Dillman:

Joanne Clarke Dillman is a Teaching Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at University of Washington Tacoma, where she has taught for many years. Her courses range from Silent Cinema, Film Theory, and Film and Human Values, To Cinema, Time, & Memory and Screenwriting. Her 2014 book, Women and Death in Film, Television and News: Dead but Not Gone, examines the prevalence of images of dead (female) bodies throughout television, news, and film in the early 2000s (examples are CSI, Dead Like Me, and otherwise graphic deaths central to films such as Minority Report or Corpse Bride, and the news focus on deaths of Natalie Holloway, Chandra Levi and Laci Peterson). She also loves the film classics, such as Rear Window.

"This is Alfred Hitchcock at his best -- a hugely entertaining, romantic and witty film with just a touch of mayhem."
Eleanor Ringel Cater, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Rear Window lovingly invests in suspense all through the film, banking it in our memory, so that when the final payoff arrives, the whole film has been the thriller equivalent of foreplay."
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Perhaps the most elegant and satisfying of Alfred Hitchcock's thrillers..."
Wendy Ide, Times (UK)
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