Hitchcock on the Hudson

Scene from "North by Northwest"

Do you recognize the scenery behind the stars in this still from Alfred Hitchcock’s film, North by Northwest?

Local vistas of the Hudson River are featured prominently in this famous scene between Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint,  shot in the fall of 1958 against the views from the Hudson branch of Metro-North. This weekend you can catch celluloid views of Storm King mountain and Bannerman’s Island on the big outdoor screen as the sun sets over the Hudson and the train whistles sound in the distance. The second installment of the Cold Spring Film Society’s popular 2011 summer film series sets Hitchcock’s  beloved film against the spectacular river views of Dockside Park, this Saturday, July 23 at 8:30 p.m. New to the screening this time: a popcorn cart will be popping fresh popcorn on site, and local popsicles, refreshments and other treats will be available for sale.  Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Just bring a blanket and a picnic! For more info visit http://www.coldspringfilm.org/.

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