A series of nine silent films directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock between 1925 and 1929 have recently been restored by the British Film Institute, and are set to tour theaters in the US this summer.
According to Deadline.com, the so-called “Hitchcock 9” represent the first stage of the director's distinguished career, beginning with his first-ever film The Pleasure Garden, and including Blackmail, The Ring, The Manxman, and 1927's The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog. The latter, loosely based on the Jack the Ripper murders, is considered by Hitchcock to be the first film to demonstrate his signature style – including his beloved tradition of making cameo appearances in all of his movies.
The first US screening will take place at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre as part of the Silent Film Festival June 14-16, followed by BAMcinématek, June 29-July 5, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Steinberg Screen in the Harvey Theater, and soon after at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles (dates to be announced). The series will go on to screen in Washington, D.C., Berkeley, Chicago, Seattle, Houston, Boston, and more.