A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his Greenwich Village courtyard apartment window, and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder, despite the skepticism of his fashion-model girlfriend.
Academy Awards: Best Director, Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound nominee!
Edgar Allan Poe Awards: Best Motion Picture award winner!
National Film Preservation Board, USA: Added to the National Film Registry in 1997!
5 Stars! “If Empire had a rating higher than five stars, this is one of very few movies that would earn it…Witty, suspenseful, sad, funny and wise, the film confronts an audience with its complicity in the stories they see, but also works up to one of cinema’s great hero-and-killer confrontations…Flawless, essential viewing” (Empire)
5 Stars! “Rear Window is one of the treasures of film” (San Francisco Chronicle)
4/4 Stars! “Rear Window, intended as entertainment in 1954, is now revealed as art.” (Roger Ebert)
Alfred Hitchcock vs Brian De Palma Film Fest!
Four classic Brian De Palma films up against the very Alfred Hitchcock films that inspired them!
Our ‘VS’ series throughout August will look like this:
Rear Window (1954) vs Sisters (1972) – the Week of August 5
Vertigo (1958) vs Obsession (1976) – the Week of August 12
North by Northwest (1959) vs Dressed to Kill (1980) – the Week of August 19
To Catch a Thief (1955) vs Blow Out (1981) – the Week of August 26
*Please take note that doors open 30 minutes before showtimes. We encourage people to arrive early. We have a small box office, a small candy bar, and a single-screen cinema, meaning that when most of an audience shows up a few minutes before showtime, it causes a bottleneck. If possible, we appreciate you arriving a little bit early to pick out your seat and get your popcorn. Thanks for your help!