Labor Goes to the Movies is proud to present a screening and discussion of Rear Window (Hitchcock, US, 1954) on Fri., Nov 13 in the PSC Union Hall (61 Broadway, 16th floor).
An immobilized photojournalist James Stewart,
lacking the hidden cameras and listening devices
of the FBI and the CIA, uses his telephoto lens to
scrutinize the remotest corners of his neighbors’ NYC
apartments to discover their most carefully guarded
secrets, including a murder. Made in 1954, some
see this as a subtextual reference to McCarthyism,
which makes it even more relevant today with high
tech spying. With its sensuality and its coolness, Rear
Window explores voyeurism and the seductiveness
of cinematic looking. It draws the audience in and
implicates it with its fascination with looking,
with spying, forcing the audience to consider what
Stewart’s Grace Kelly co-star calls “rear window
ethics.” Often cited by filmgoers, critics and scholars
as one of the greatest films ever made. Recipient of
four Academy Award nominations.
Refreshments provided. $2 suggested donation. Doors open at 6 PM.