North by Northwest


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sun, May 19 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, May 22 6:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:65th Anniversary Encore
Global Event
Release Year:1959
Run Time:136 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alfred Hitchcock
Cast:Cary Grant
Eva Marie Saint
James Mason


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world to present the global encore of “North by Northwest” — celebrating its 65th Anniversary — showing May 19 and 22 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre.

An advertising executive finds himself in a lethal cross-country chase after being mistaken for a spy in “North by Northwest” — directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

The film was nominated for three Academy Awards — including one for screenwriter Ernest Lehman — and features iconic performances by Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason.

This classic suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm's associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm's henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences.