June 7, 2013
Alfred Hitchcock with Jeff Desom

Alfred Hitchcock with Jeff Desom

Alfred Hitchcock unveiled his masterpiece Rear Window, a suspenseful thriller with James Stewart and Grace Kelly, in New York 60 years ago.

30 years ago, James Stewart flew to Sydney to present Rear Window as the opening night film of the Sydney Film Festival, the first film in a Alfred Hitchcock retrospective.

Luxembourg based artist Jeff Desom, has reconstructed the view out the rear window of James Stewart’s New York apartment in his 20 minute Rear Window Loop.

To celebrate both the anniversary of the iconic film and the Sydney Film Festival, Jeff Desom is in Sydney where his panoramic projection of Rear Window Loop has premiered at the Sydney Film Festival HUB.

Jeff’s film can now be viewed free at the Theatrette, Sydney Film Festival HUB, Lower Town Hall,
483 George Street (enter on Druitt Street) Daily, 5-6pm & 10-12pm.

Sydney Film Festival Hub is a short stroll from the Festival’s major venues and the perfect place for festival goers to meet up, get a snack and just relax between films.  Visitors can enjoy exhibitions, talks, live music, DJs and screenings.

The Hub Ticketing Bar is also the only place to buy $10 tickets with no booking fee, to selected next day screenings (open daily 5-8:30pm).

All events at the Hub are free and open to those over 18.

The Sydney Film Festival runs until Sunday, 16 June 2013.

Sandra Tiltman            Photos:  John Pond

Jeff Desom's  Computer Generated Panorama of Rear Window Set

Jeff Desom’s Computer Generated Panorama of Rear Window Set