Blackmail w. Live Accompaniment

Wed, Sep 29
  • Wed, Sep 29

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 86 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 1929

Starring: Anny Ondra, Charles Paton, Donald Calthrop, John Longden, Sara Allgood

Did you know that an estimated 80% of all American silent feature films produced between 1890 and 1930 are now considered “lost” forever?

The Pittsburgh Silent Film Society and Row House Cinema join forces September 29 to mark the first National Silent Movie Day — an event taking place around the country to celebrate silent film history and raise awareness about the race to preserve surviving silent films

To celebrate, we’re doing a screening of Hitchcock’s Blackmail with a live piano accompaniment!

Tickets will be $16

Please note, proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test from the last 72 hours will be required to enter our theater.

The Pittsburgh screening, which will use the British Film Institute’s restoration from the original camera negative, features auteur Alfred Hitchcock’s silent masterwork Blackmail (1929) – one of the best British films, if not the best, of the late 1920s.

Tom Roberts (former piano player for Leon Redbone and composer and performer of the music for the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s film The Aviator) will accompany the film live on piano. Dr. Adam Hart, film scholar and author of Monstrous Forms, will provide a short introduction.

 

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Blackmail — After killing a man in self-defense, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing.

 

 

 

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