Rare Hitchcock Film Series at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Rare Hitchcock Film Series at the Gene Siskel Film Center
Still from Blackmail. (Image Source: moma.org)

A new 35mm film series at the Gene Siskel Film Center has begun and runs through September 4th, 2014. “Hitchcock: Early, Rare, and Classic” showcases ten of Alfred Hitchcock's early films from his British period of filmmaking that unfortunately had little screen time over the years until now.

The series shines a light on the particular Hitchcock films that have become neglected over the years, quietly falling to the bottom pile of titles most commonly associated with the master of macabre. However, these classics are equally as important in the history of his career, displaying early instances of his themes and signature motifs. While shoved to the wayside for various reasons, today's viewers will surely find them worthy of appreciation.

Films (All 35mm format):

  • Rich and Strange (aka East of Shanghai) (1931) (TODAY 6:15pm)
  • Sabotage (aka The Woman Alone) (1936)
  • Blackmail (1929)
  • The Skin Game (1931)
  • The White Shadow (1924) (A lost film until discovered in 2011! Chicago premiere Aug. 16th with live piano accompaniment by David Drazin.)
  • Young and Innocent (aka The Girl Was Young) (1937)
  • Waltzes from Vienna (aka Strauss' Great Waltz) (1934)
  • Murder! (1930)
  • The 39 Steps (1935)
  • Number Seventeen (1932)

(See HERE for schedule, plot summaries, tickets)

Series runs August 2nd through September 4th. General admission: $7; students $5; members $4. Double-bill discount on Saturdays! One regular priced ticket purchase gets your second film that day discounted with proof of original purchase.

Located at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601. (312-846-2800)

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