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 modern platform for brave new visions.” –The New York Times), 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.
Hitchcock’s only original screenplay follows a love triangle amid a traveling carnival.
Hitchcock’s last silent film builds to a masterful set-piece in the British Museum.
A serial killer stalks London for blonde victims in this unsettling thriller.
A stormy love triangle wrenches apart two boyhood friends in this romantic drama.
A star rugby player is publicly disgraced in this “wrong man” drama.
This comedy about a widowed farmer is filled with slapstick and inventive camerawork.
Hitchcock infuses his style into this Noël Coward adaptation of a marriage on the rocks.
Hitchcock's debut is a delirious melodrama about the romantic ups and downs of a showgirl.
This stylishly frothy comedy is a riches-to-rags reverse fairy tale.