The Hitchcock 9
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Berkeley
“Film your murders like love scenes, and film your love scenes like murders,” director Alfred Hitchcock said. Contemplate this chilling technique as you watch two boxers vie for a woman’s affection in The Ring, one of his earliest movies. The British Film Institute restored nine black-and-white films released between 1925 and 1929 by the Master of Suspense in one of the organization’s largest such projects to date. The U.S. tour kicks off at the Silent Film Festival with live musical accompaniment in San Francisco's Castro Theatre (June 14–16), followed by stops at Los Angeles’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater (June 27–July 13), SIFF Cinema in Seattle (July 26–28), and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (August 16–31) in Berkeley, Calif.