THE RING (1927)
1927, Rialto, 108 min, UK, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Director Alfred Hitchcock was a boxing aficionado, and his first original screenplay is set in the ring. “One Round" Jack Sander (Carl Brisson) takes on all comers at the circus until he gets decked by a pro (Ian Hunter) and must fight to regain the affections of his girlfriend (Lillian Hall-Davis). Highly accomplished cinematography, editing and use of symbolism mark this as one of Hitchcock’s best silents.


STAGE FRIGHT
1950, Warner Bros., 110 min, UK, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Jane Wyman plays a struggling actress who helps to hide fellow student Richard Todd when he's accused of killing his lover's husband. Marlene Dietrich co-stars in this murder mystery set in the world of the theater.


PRIMER
2004, erbp, 77 min, USA, Dir: Shane Carruth

This micro-budget sci-fi film, one of the most thought-provoking in recent memory, won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Engineers tinkering in a garage invent a device that opens up time-travel possibilities; their attempts to exploit the discovery quickly spiral out of control. “The experience of watching PRIMER is so intensely pleasurable that you’ll want to see it several times, not so much to figure it out (that’s a fringe benefit) as to revel in its striking composition and wry sense of humor.” - Mike D’Angelo, Esquire


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