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Rear Window

Series: Fashion in Film

Presented by Fashion in Film.

In 1954, director Alfred Hitchcock released REAR WINDOW to thunderous acclaim. The film follows the story of photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies (Jimmy Stewart), confined to a wheelchair in his Manhattan walkup apartment after breaking his leg on a shoot. To keep from going stir crazy, he obsesses on his neighbors’ lives happening right outside his window, and begins to suspect his neighbor (Raymond Burr) has murdered his wife. Jefferies pulls his immaculately-dressed-at-all-times girlfriend (Princess Grace Kelly) into the situation hoping the two can solve the murder. That is, if it happened.

The film was also widely praised for revered costume designer Edith Head’s styling, and is screening in conjunction with Portland Textile Month, a city-wide series of events dedicated to everything from fabric art installations to loom weaving to botanical dyeing class.

Guest passes accepted.

Year 1954
Format 35mm
Runtime 115min
Assistive Listening Available
Wheelchair accessible Yes


Monday, October 7