BAMcinématek is proud to be the New York City venue for this monumental touring series that presents all nine of Alfred Hitchcock’s surviving silent films, which reveal the seeds of Hitch’s genius already on full display. Lovingly restored by the British Film Institute in an undertaking of unprecedented magnitude—missing footage restored, decades of damage and dirt removed, and new scores commissioned for each—these key works in the development of the world’s most famous director can now be appreciated as visually inventive high-water marks of British silent cinema.
The Hitchcock 9 kicks off on the brand-new Steinberg Screen in the BAM Harvey Theater, a restored former movie palace that now boasts state-of-the-art digital projection and sound, with live scores performed by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, acclaimed silent film pianists Stephen Horne and Steve Sterner.
The Ring Blackmail
(Hitch’s first sound film, “amazing”)The LodgerThe ManxmanDownhillThe Farmers’s WifeEasy VirtueThe Pleasure Garden
(Hitch’s first film!)Champagne