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Hitchcock's 'Rear Window'
to Screen at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Oct. 11, 2007

Thelma Ritter, Grace Kelly and James Stewart in Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window
Thelma Ritter, Grace Kelly and James Stewart in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window."

EAU CLAIRE — Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" (1954) will be presented Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 18-21, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Rated PG, the 112-minute film will screen at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre.

Sidelined by a broken leg, a photojournalist (James Stewart) is confined to his Greenwich Village apartment during a sweltering heat wave. Bored, he fills his restless days and nights by peering into the private lives of his various neighbors around the rear courtyard. When he comes to believe that the salesman (Raymond Burr) across the way has murdered his nagging wife, no one — not his high-society girlfriend (Grace Kelly), his visiting nurse (Thelma Ritter), or his police detective buddy (Wendell Corey) — can tell him otherwise.

"Now this is a movie," film critic Roger Ebert began in his four-star review. "Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rear Window' develops such a clean, uncluttered line from beginning to end that we're drawn through it (and into it) effortlessly. The experience is not so much like watching a movie, as like ... well, like spying on your neighbors. Hitchcock traps us right from the first."

Admission is $2 for International Film Society members and UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff and $1 for UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center's east lobby and will be sold at the door.

The film is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate.

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