The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is teaming up with Cinefamily for a program of "Unseen Hitchcock: Home Movies & Other Rarities" culled from the Academy Film Archive on Saturday at the Silent Movie Theatre.
Think of it as an evening of Alfred Hitchcock's "B-Sides." Included in the evening are a 35mm screening of "Bon Voyage," the 1944 French-language propaganda short Hitch made for the British Ministry of Information; test footage for an unmade 1960s Mod thriller "Kaleidoscope" (not to be confused with the 1966 "Kaleidoscope" with Warren Beatty); screen tests of Tippi Hedren for "The Birds," including one featuring "Psycho"s' Martin Balsam; an extended "Psycho" trailer and even the Master of Suspense's home movies.
These "B-Sides" are just part of a summer of Hitchcock. Next week, the Academy will present the silent and sound versions of his 1929 thriller "Blackmail," as well as 1954's "Dial M for Murder," which was shot in 3-D, and 1958's "Vertigo." And at the end of the month, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will show "Hitchcock 9" -- his silent films that have been restored by the British Film Institute.
Besides Saturday's program, Cinefamily will be presenting an episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," with guest Norman Lloyd, on June 18; 1956's "The Wrong Man" on June 21; 1940's "Foreign Correspondent" on June 22; 1955's "The Trouble With Harry" on June 23; 1964's "Marnie" on June 25; and 1937's "Young and Innocent" and 1972's "Frenzy'" on June 26.
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