The Kimbell Art Museum presents the acclaimed film North by Northwest (1959) at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2012, in the museum auditorium. This program is approximately 136 minutes long. No reservations required.
This cinematic classic is part of the Kimbell’s film series Architecture in the Movies, which reveals how modern architecture not only helped to shape a film’s overall sensibility and psychological mood, but also plays a crucial part within the narrative. From the instantly recognizable to the spectacularly imagined, from epic cityscapes to stylish interiors, these beautifully filmed architectural spaces intrigue, inform, or even bemuse the viewer.
Some of Alfred Hitchcock’s most legendary scenes punctuate this stylish tale of mistaken identity, when an advertising executive (Cary Grant) becomes embroiled in a high-stakes chase with memorable stops at United Nations Headquarters in New York, in dangerously isolated Indiana cornfields, and atop Mount Rushmore. With scene changes unfolding as frequently as plot twists, the film makes brilliant use of special effects and resourceful stage constructions—particularly the Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired house cantilevered over a mountain for the home of the villainous art dealer and spy ringleader Phillip Vandamm (James Mason).
Kimbell Art Museum
The Kimbell Art Museum is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas. The museum is open Tuesday through Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays from noon to 8 p.m.; Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.