|Union Square in downtown San Francisco|
a little hitchcock under the stars
The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation hosts free screenings of favorite movies in local parks during the summer. We caught the latest one, Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, in Union Square last weekend. Union Square isn't really a park, per se. For one thing, there's no grass, so sitting on a blanket on cold concrete wasn't the most comfortable experience, but the location in the shadows of the square's tall, historic buildings was perfect for this particular film, about a guy who spies on his neighbors through their windows. Cinema at its finest, and cheapest.