Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” – Film Screening


Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1959 film, North by Northwest, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason – Presented by the Irvington Historical Society and Irvington Town Hall Theater.

Catch a ride from Grand Central on the Twentieth Century Limited with Roger O. Thornhill (R.O.T) — one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most affectionate creations and Cary Grant’s greatest roles.

Local Historian Thom Johnson will be on hand to introduce the film, which is being shown for the first time on the big screen at the Irvington Town Hall Theater!

North by Northwest is an American action thriller film, made in VistaVision, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  The screenplay was by Ernest Lehman, who wanted to write “the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures.”

This classic film is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization trying to prevent him from blocking their plan to smuggle out microfilm that contains government secrets.

This is one of several Hitchcock films that features a music score by Bernard Herrmann and a memorable opening title sequence by graphic designer Saul Bass. This film is generally cited as the first to feature extended use of kinetic typography in its opening credits.

North by Northwest
is now numbered among the essential Hitchcock pictures and is often listed as one of the greatest films of all time.  It was selected in 1995 for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress, as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”


Event Location and Ticket Information

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Irvington Town Hall Theater
85 Main Street
Irvington, NY 10533
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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Presenter: Irvington Town Hall Theater
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