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The BFI is celebrating and exploring The Genius of Hitchcock on a truly Olympian scale this summer with the most comprehensive examination ever of his body of work – the biggest project the BFI has ever undertaken. The project includes:
Major three month BFI Southbank Genius of Hitchcock Season (August – October), in partnership with American Express, featuring all 58 surviving Hitchcock films and special on-stage events with Hitchcock luminaries including Tippi Hedren and Bruce Dern and a special live performance of a new score for newly restored Champagne (1928) from composer Mira Calix.
Extended runs at BFI Southbank of The Lodger and Vertigo alongside nationwide theatrical releases of both titles (The Lodger from 10th August, Vertigo from 7th September). A selection of the titles featured in The Genius of Hitchcock will also screen at cinemas across the UK.
New BFI Hitchcock publication ‘39 Steps to The Genius of Hitchcock’ – original essays from 39 eminent critics, curators and historians including Camille Paglia, Charles Barr, Matthew Sweet, Laura Mulvey and Patrick McGilligan, offering fresh, accessible, unique and revealing perspectives on Hitchcock. Edited by James Bell. On sale summer 2012.
Digital project ‘39 Steps to the Genius of Hitchcock’, an engaging digital journey through Hitchcock’s obsessions, themes and achievements via www. bfi.org.uk/hitchcock
A partnership with pioneering digital arts service The Space, from Arts Council England, in partnership with the BBC and BFI, will feature live streaming of The Ring and Champagne and a specially commissioned series of short films on Hitchcock’s first feature, The Pleasure Garden, alongside an innovative educational package.
Hitchcock’s Britain display in The Mezzanine, BFI Southbank, featuring rare material focusing on Hitchcock’s relationship with Britain.
Two new Hitchcock collections available to view free in BFI Mediatheques around the UK, including the surviving films he worked on before his directorial debut, plus rarely seen documentaries about Hitchcock’s life and work.
Comprehensive coverage of Hitchcock’s British career and his key collaborators at BFI Screenonline.
Find out more on the 39 Steps To Hitchcock website bfi.org.uk/39steps