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In an ever-humid D.C. July under the glaring sun, a dreamy night on the Congressional Cemetery green brings a welcome dose of cool, spooky summer nostalgia. Usually a closed-off crypt garden, the cemetery is sharing its deceased inhabitants’ space with casual filmgoers for one night with an Alfred Hitchcock joint on the big screen. In 1959’s North by Northwest, Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint star as two paramours on the run following a series of strange events. Bring bug spray and someone to clutch onto—the revered thriller demands a cuddle buddy more sympathetic than a corpse. The film shows at 7:30 p.m. at Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE. $10 suggested donation. (202) 543-0539. congressionalcemetery.org.