Wheel-chair bound and listless in his New York apartment, Jeff (James Stewart) an adventure-seeking photographer spends his recuperation days spying on the neighbours he can see out his window over the courtyard. Visited only by his sassy, disapproving nurse Stella (Thelma Ritter) and on-again-off-again love interest and socialite Lisa (Grace Kelly), Jeff’s fascination with the day-to-day rituals he’s observing becomes something of an obsession when he suspects one of his neighbours of murder. Reluctantly, Stella and Lisa are pulled into the wheelchair detective’s web of suspense and intrigue in this properly nail-biting Hitchcock masterpiece.
Why should you see this film?
The American Film Institute rates Rear Window as its #3 Mystery Film of all time, it’s a hand-down must-see classic and it’s our programmer’s favourite Hitchcock film. Even François Truffaut wrote an essay about it for Cahiers Du Cinema! We’re screening a newly restored 2K DCP version of it, so it’s safe to say you’ve never seen it looking quite so sharp.
|Cast:||James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey|