Tuesday, November 28
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Wendell Corey
Approx. 112 min. 4K DCP Restoration.
“We’re all voyeurs to some extent” – François Truffaut. Laid up with a broken leg in his “low rent district” flat (in the West Village!), news fotog James Stewart wiles away the sweaty summertime hours between visits from uptown gal Grace Kelly by using that telephoto lens to zero in on the human comedy across his courtyard — but, hey, what’s Raymond Burr up to? One of the Master’s greatest successes: a witty, nerve-shredding entertainment and technical tour de force.
“Of all Hitchcock's films, this is the one which most reveals the man.”
– Geoff Andrew, Time Out (London)
“It's one of Alfred Hitchcock's inspired audience-participation films: watching it, you feel titillated, horrified, and, ultimately, purged.”
– Michael Sragow, The New Yorker