IU CINEMA: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (U.S. Premiere)

  • November 2, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 7:00 PM to 8:31 PM
  • $8 single ticket or $40 festival pass

Silent film with orchestral accompaniment

The Days of Silent Cinema: Le Giornate del Cinema Muto at Indiana University

Founded in 1982, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto is considered the world’s leading international silent-film festival, presented annually in the northern Italian town of Pordenone. Indiana University will be the host of an inaugural U.S. satellite festival, bringing U.S. premieres of some of the highlights from the October 2019 festival in Pordenone. Join IU Cinema, IU Libraries Moving Image Archive, and the Music Scoring for Visual Media program in the Jacobs School of Music for three days of rare and new restorations of silent films with live musical accompaniment. One $40 festival pass will gain entry for all screenings, or single tickets can be purchased for $8 per screening. Full festival schedule—which will include additional screenings, workshops, and lectures—will be posted closer to the festival.
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (U.S. Premiere)

Inspired by the Jack the Ripper murders and a novel by Marie Belloc Lowndes, Alfred Hitchcock’s third feature is the film where he claimed his cinematic voice, launching tropes he would return to often—mixing suspense, menace, death, humor, and fetish with sophisticated and ‘trick’ visual language. A neighbor may not be all he seems, setting up a game of cat-and-mouse which reaches tensions of an almost unbearable proportion. Made in Hitchcock’s 20s, the film is raw, but exhilarating cinema throughout. The U.S. premiere of Neil Brand’s new score will be performed by Jacobs School of Music students. Silent film with English intertitles. Contains mature content.

Not rated | 1927 | 2K DCP
Drama, Silent/Live Accompaniment
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

IU CINEMA: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (U.S. Premiere)