I just heard about the "Thinking Through Film" series - I know that this is short notice, but if you can come out for this classic movie, the discussion is likely to be interesting.
REAR WINDOW (PG)
Wed Jan 30 @ 7:30
(US,1954)Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on a story by Cornell Woolrich. Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr. 112 min.
It is said that Hitchcock fans are split into two camps: those who adore Vertigo, and those who place Rear Window at number one. Whichever way you lean, you won’t want to miss this Technicolor masterpiece of suspense on the big screen! Stewart plays a world-class photographer with a broken leg, who deals with his boredom by spying on his apartment-dwelling Greenwich Village neighbors. Helpless, he is forced to lean on his fashion model girlfriend (Kelly), and their flirtatious scenes still define playful eroticism. Danger enters the picture when Stewart believes he has witnessed a murder.
Part of the Thinking Through Film series - an open discussion will follow the screening.
“Sheer enjoyment. Hitchcock captures our compulsion to transform our surroundings into a narrative, not only for amusement but for our sanity.” - David Ranier, New York Magazine.