Summer Film Series | North by Northwest


Summer Film Series | North by Northwest

Thursday, June 29, 2023 @ 8:00 pm


Blair-Joline Courtyard, Mathey College

This year’s selection of outdoor film screenings features three films notable for their remarkable use of landscapes, inspired by the exhibition Traces on the Landscape, on view at Art on Hulfish through August 6. Arrive by 8 p.m. and bring a blanket or chair—we’ll provide the popcorn! 

Screenings begin at sunset.

North by Northwest (1959) 

136 minutes, Not Rated; directed by Alfred Hitchcock 

This classic suspense film finds a New York City advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by the ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted by Vandamm’s associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon, Vandamm’s henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in some iconic action sequences, including escapades in an Illinois cornfield and along the edge of the famed faces of Mount Rushmore. 

Rain date: Wednesday, July 5 

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. Additional support for this program has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Movie poster with a man falling through a black and red square.
North by Northwest (1959), movie poster