Rear Window (1954)

All Library locations are closed today, Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema film screening and discussion series returns for an examination of the cinema of the “Master of Suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock.  Rear Window (1954; NR)
Searching the Psyche through Cinema: The Psychology of Suspense
Sunday, February 9, 2014
1:30pm @ Plaza Branch

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.
 
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Strangers on a Train (1951; NR)
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Rear Window (1954; NR)
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The Birds (1963; NR)
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