UPAC screens Hitchcock’s North by Northwest this Friday

Eva Marie Saint (above) and Cary Grant star in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest at UPAC in Kingston on Friday night. Dress as a president and get in free.

Eva Marie Saint (above) and Cary Grant star in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest at UPAC in Kingston on Friday night. Dress as a president and get in free.

The 1959 Alfred Hitchcock suspense thriller North by Northwest will be screened on Friday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC). North by Northwest is directed by Hitchcock, stars Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint (above) and James Mason and features Leo G. Carroll and Martin Landau. The film is a fast-paced tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the US by agents of a mysterious organization who want to stop his interference in their plans to smuggle out microfilm containing government secrets.

North by Northwest was nominated for three Academy Awards, for Film Editing, Art Direction and Original Screenplay. The film also won, for Lehman, a 1960 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. In 1995, North by Northwest was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

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General admission tickets cost $6, or come dressed as a US president and get in for free. Tickets are available at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072, or the UPAC box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088. For more information, visit www.bardavon.org.

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