April 7, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Film: REAR WINDOW
Frist Center Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated
Professional photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries is confined to a wheelchair in his Greenwich Village apartment after breaking his leg in an accident. Passing the time by looking out his window into the other apartments and at residents in his rear courtyard, Jeff comes to suspect a neighbor of killing his wife. Jeff, aided by his glamorous girlfriend, attempts to solve the mystery, not realizing that he too is being watched. Featuring the star power of Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, this Academy Award–nominated film will be presented in stunning 35 millimeter.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 112 minutes. NR. 35 mm
This film is part of the film series “Imagining Photographers on Film”
Movies make indelible impressions on us and shape how we imagine a host of glamorous professionals, such as detectives, painters, and starlets. Be they surrounded by gorgeous models, contending with high-strung editors, or involved in high-stakes intrigue, career photographers make fascinating protagonists. Inspired by the exhibition Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, we invite you to three classic films that offer very different visions of photographers’ lives.
Save the date for the final film in this series:
May 5: Blow-Up