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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Feb 13, 2014

Double Feature!
BLACKMAIL is presented with live musical accompaniment by Cliff Retallick.
85th Anniversary! Restored! Live Musical Accompaniment!

1929, Rialto, 75 min, UK, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Shot as both a silent and a talkie (Britain’s first), this outstanding suspense thriller puts both Anny Ondra and police detective boyfriend John Longden to the test after a man is killed in self-defense and a blackmailer threatens to spin it as murder. BLACKMAIL is among the most involving of Hitchcock’s pre-war films. The climactic chase through the British Museum will leave you breathless.

1960, Universal, 109 min, USA, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

Coming off the comparatively big-budget NORTH BY NORTHWEST, director Alfred Hitchcock decided he wanted to make a nice little, low-budget, black-and-white film for a change of pace. This was the result, and the shock waves are still reverberating. Lovely embezzler Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) takes refuge from a rainstorm off the beaten track on a lonely California highway. Unfortunately, she checks in at the Bates Motel, presided over by young Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a strange fellow living with his mother in a nearby mansion. Hitchcock used the small crew from his popular TV show for this hair-raising example of California Gothic, and it remains one of the most influential chillers ever made. With Vera Miles and John Gavin.

Screening formats: DCP (BLACKMAIL) and 35mm (PSYCHO). Restoration of BLACKMAIL by the BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL. Principal restoration funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Film Foundation. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142, Pia Getty, Col & Karen Needham, and the Dr. Mortimer & Theresa Sackler Foundation.
Aero Theatre • Thu, Feb 13, 2014 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

70mm Print!
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Jan 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Jan 19, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Jan 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Please Note Program Change:
Fri, Jan 24, 2014 - 7:30pm
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60th Anniversary!
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Jan 26, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Live Musical Accompaniment!
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Jan 31, 2014 - 7:30pm
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