North by Northwest

Monday, August 14, 5:00pm–11:00pm

The Lawn

Bring a blanket and sit on the Lawn to enjoy great food, friends, and a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before the start of each film. Lawn opens 5pm, pre-show entertainment presented by WeWork starts at 6pm, film begins at sunset.

Food and drink for sale curated by Hester Street Fair on the Fountain Terrace.

Alfred Hitchcock was at the top of his game when he directed Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in this sophisticated cross-country thriller. Bachelor Grant is a dapper, Madison Avenue ad executive who becomes a victim of mistaken identity and is soon on the run for his life. Saint’s a mysterious, blonde seductress who seems more than eager to help out the handsome fugitive. Classic set pieces play out at the U.N. headquarters and in an Indiana cornfield. The breathless climax finds Grant and Saint dangling from a presidential profile on Mt. Rushmore. (1959) 136 MIN. (NR) (WARNER BROS.)

Part of the HBO Bryant Park Film Festival program.