Free Screening: Rear Window on 35mm
A free screening of Alfred Hitchcock's mesmerizing thriller presented in a stunning, precious print employing the Technicolor dye-transfer process introduced by George Eastman Museum Preservationist Anthony L'Abbate.
Wicked, witty and endlessly fascinating, Rear Window is simultaneously, a taut suspense story, a humorous romance, an acidic take on male-female relations, a study of voyeurism, and a reflexive critique of cinema itself. Laid up with a busted leg in his Greenwich Village apartment during a stifling New York summer, daredevil photographer L. B. Jeffries James Stewart starts scoping out the daily lives of his neighbours across the courtyard. Peeping becomes peril when the suspicious comings and goings of the lumbering Thorwald Raymond Burr lead Jeffries to believe that a murder has taken place; and soon, the shutterbug's elegant squeeze Grace Kelly is daring danger to search for clues herself.
Presented to celebrate the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Free tickets avaialble the day of 4:30pm onwards at the TIFF Bell Lightbox box office. www.tiff.net/events/anthony-labbate-on-rear-window/