Projection of the film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Part of "An Auteurist History of Film" exhibition
1929. Great Britain. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, John Longden, Cyril Ritchard. When sound film arrived, Hitchcock jumped at the opportunity to reshoot much of Blackmail in the new medium, thus replacing Buster Keaton as narrative cinema's great experimenter. In theme, plot, and characterization, Blackmail anticipates all of the Hitchcock masterpieces yet to come. 86 min. Musical accompaniment by Ben Model. Part of "An Auteurist History of Film" exhibition, a two-year screening cycle is intended to serve as both an exploration of the richness of the museum's film collection and a basic introduction to the emergence of cinema as the predominant art form of the 20th century. This exhibition takes this theory as its point of departure, charting the careers of several key figures not in order to establish a formal canon, but to develop one picture of cinematic history. Curated by Charles Silver.