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1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 - Thu, Feb 13, 2014
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THE HITCHCOCK 9, PLUS 8
The Hitchcock 9 is a joint venture of the BFI, Rialto Pictures/Studiocanal, and Park Circus/ITV. Series presented by the American Cinematheque.

Director Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) is widely regarded as the ultimate master of suspense and one of the pantheon directors of the 20th century. He made more than 50 films over the course of six decades, and his command of cinematic form and content is virtually unrivaled. While among the most beloved mass entertainers in motion picture history, Hitchcock also was a very personal director, giving his obsessions free creative rein for all the world to enjoy.

Born in England, Hitchcock began making movies in the 1920s, and much of the work preceding his 1939 move to Hollywood remains little-seen; to help remedy that, the British Film Institute embarked on a recent campaign to restore the great director’s silent films. “The Hitchcock 9” includes all but one of these (THE MOUNTAIN EAGLE is considered lost), ranging from 1925’s THE PLEASURE GARDEN to 1929’s BLACKMAIL, which was also released as a talkie.

While few of these silents are suspense films, many of their themes and techniques recur in Hitchcock’s more famous later thrillers. Viewing his output across decades, what impresses is not just that the director’s visual and storytelling arsenal was extraordinary from the start, but that he managed to add so much to it over the years.

Program also includes VERTIGO, THE LODGER, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, SPELLBOUND, NOTORIOUS, STAGE FRIGHT, THE RING, THE MANXMAN, REAR WINDOW, DOWNHILL, REBECCA, CHAMPAGNE, THE FARMER’S WIFE, EASY VIRTUE and ROPE.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by John Hagelston.

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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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Thu, Feb 13, 2014 - 7:30pm
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