Alfred Hitchcock double-bill at St George’s Guildhall
King’s Lynn Festival present an Alfred Hitchcock double-bill, as part of King’s Lynn Film Festival, on Thursday 23 November.
Among the most celebrated, imitated, and beloved directors of the 20th century, Alfred Hitchcock is widely seen as the father of the thriller. He made his name as a director with his first thriller The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (Cert. PG) in 1927. In this silent film London is being terrorised by a Jack the Ripper-style murderer, “The Avenger”, who targets young blonde-haired women.
Minima are one of the leading bands accompanying silent film in Europe. They perform their 2014 score alongside a screening of The Lodger at 7.30pm on Thursday 23 November. Tickets for The Lodger are only £15 (50% off for under 25s) and are available from King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Box Office on 01553 764864 or online at www.kngslynnfestival.org.uk.
Prior to The Lodger at 1pm there is a chance to see the 2022 richly illustrated documentary, My Name is Alfred Hitchcock (Cert. 15). A fictional Hitchcock narrates an explanation of some of the lesser-known cinematic techniques he used in his movies, in a film that features clips from his entire 50 year career.
Tickets for My Name is Alfred Hitchcock are only £6 and are available from King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Box Office on 01553 764864 or online at www.kngslynnfestival.org.uk.
Both screenings are part of King’s Lynn Film Festival which runs from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 November and are presented in partnership with King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club. Members of King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club receive a discount for both events.