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Rear Window

US, 1954, 112mins, Cert.PG
Leeds Festival of Architecture 2019
Showtimes and location

Film description

When James Stewart’s photojournalist is confined to his apartment with a broken leg in a sweltering summer in New York, he begins to observe constantly the lives of those around him. Passive activity evolves into voyeuristic obsession, until he thinks he has witnessed a murder…

One of Hitchcock’s most celebrated and morally complex films, with the camera restrained as tightly as the incapacitated protagonist and aligned to his privileged and restricted point of view. Mordant wit, nail-biting suspense and a gallery of superb performances, not least from Raymond Burr as the victimised murderer across the way.

Part of Leeds Festival of Architecture 2019, Rear Window was selected to play by Page\Park architects, who are working with the cinema on our upcoming redevelopment project. Mark Johnson of Page\Park selected the film saying “[Rear Window] forces the viewer to look at the story from a fixed perspective, clever in terms of film making and storytelling. It also builds on the effects on mental wellbeing faced by our protagonist when confined to one space, along with his own moral dilemmas. It’s a classic.”

Rear Window will be accompanied by the short Accidence (Dir. Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson | 2018 | CA | 9mins) a thoroughly Hitchcockian mystery that doubles as a veritable smorgasbord for voyeurs.

Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details


73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).


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