Starting this weekend and running through April 24, the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley will be highlighting the vast career of Alfred Hitchcock, from his early British films to his later Hollywood thrillers. This Saturday, January 12, they’re showing his 1934 suspense classic The Man Who Knew Too Much, which is coming out on Criterion Blu-ray and DVD next week. Later remade by the director himself, this original is quintessential Hitch, as you can see in this clip from a central scene set at a concert hall, a master class in composition, camera movement, editing, and sound.
Two Stark Visions of the American Underbelly Hit the Big Screen
A new restoration of the groundbreaking vérité documentary Streetwise joins its companion piece, Tiny: the Life of Eric Blackwell, at New York’s Metrograph theater this weekend.