Rear Window (1954)
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 28, for Thanksgiving.
A free series of films by Alfred Hitchcock who used film to explore his own neuroses and phobias, in the process revealing the psychological complexities we all share.
Often cited as one of Hitchcock’s finest films, Rear Window may also be his most fully realized and psychologically intriguing. A photographer (James Stewart), confined to his Greenwich Village apartment with a broken leg, uses his telephoto lens to spy on the lives of his many neighbors. This meditation on voyeurism turns deadly when the snoop uncovers evidence of a murder. Grace Kelly makes her first appearance in a Hitchcock movie.
Not Rated: 112 minutes (1954)
Post-screening conversation led by Psychoanalyst Bonnie Buchele and Melissa Lenos, assistant professor of English and Film Studies at Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas.
Presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. Co-sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
Notorious (1946; NR)
January 12, 2014
Strangers on a Train (1951; NR)
January 26, 2014
Rear Window (1954; NR)
February 9, 2014
The Birds (1963; NR)
February 23, 2014