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Arts and Entertainment

Hitchcock-a-palooza: Alfred Hitchcock Classics and Rarities Screen in LA this Month and Next

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More than 30 years after his death, Alfred Hitchcock’s films remain immensely popular and influential on both current film and television productions. (AMC’s Bates Motel explores the early life of Psycho’s Norman Bates, and Castle on ABC paid homage to Rear Window in its 100th episode in April.)

We’re lucky that LA has a lot of great indie film houses that still show the Master of Suspense’s popular films on the big screen, but this month and next, as part of a citywide celebration, diehard Hitchcock fans are in for a real treat. A number of his silent films, “B” movies and rarities are being screened by The Academy, Cinefamily and at LACMA.

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Cinefamily’s series B-Sides and Rarities screenings
We love these selections because there's a little bit of everything...Hitchcock's film and TV work.

  • Unseen Hitchcock: Home Movies & Rarities (feat. Bon Voyage): TODAY, June 15 at 5 pm (co-presented with the Academy’s Film Archive)
  • TV Tuesdays screens episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents on Tuesday (June 18) at 7:30 pm with actor-producer Norman Lloyd in person (he worked on the TV show).
  • The Wrong Man (1956): June 21 at 7:30 pm
  • Foreign Correspondent (1940) on June 22 at 5 pm
  • The Trouble with Harry (1955) on June 23 at 7 pm
  • Marnie (1964) on June 25 at 7:30 pm
  • Young and Innocent (1937) with Frenzy (1972) on June 26 at 8 pm

Tickets: $12 / free for Cinefamily members.The Academy’s Hitchcock Showcase
On Tuesday (June 18) at 7:30 pm, The Academy presents Blackmail Times Two!a double feature of both the silent and sound versions of Blackmail (1929), with live musical accompaniment. (This was the dawn of the “talkies,”, so the studios were trying to hedge their bets.)

  • On Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 pm, The Academy screens a 3D digital projection of Dial M for Murder (1954), hosted by Oscar®-winning visual effects artist Rob Legato.
  • Both screenings are at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Tickets: $5.
  • The Academy has also teamed up with the LA Film Festival to screen Vertigo on Thursday (June 20) at sunset during its Oscars® Outdoors series in Hollywood. The event celebrates the Academy's Costume Designers Branch, using the Vertigo as an example of how art, design and film converge. Standby tickets only.

At LACMA: The Hitchcock 9
The Academy and LACMA host a touring series that presents for the first time, all nine of Hitchcock’s surviving silent films. The digital versions of the films have been carefully restored by the British Film Institute, who are presenting the series in a venture with Rialto Pictures/Studiocanal, and Park Circus/ITV.

  • The Manxman (1929) on June 27 at 7:30 pm
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1926) on July 5 at 7:30 pm
  • Downhill (1927) on July 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm
  • Champagne (1928) on July 6 at 5 pm
  • The Ring (1927) on July 6 at 7:30 pm
  • The Pleasure Garden (Hitchcock's 1926 directorial debut at 25) on July 12 at 7:30 pm
  • Easy Virtue (1927) on July 12 at 9:30 pm
  • The Farmer’s Wife (1928) on July 13 at 5 pm
  • Blackmail (1929) on July 13 at 7:30 pm

All of the Hitchcock 9 screenings are held at LACMA's Bing Theater: $12 General admission, $9 LACMA members, students, and seniors, $5 Academy and LACMA Film Club members. The series pass is $85.