Silent Film with Live Piano Accompaniment
Saturday September 10th
Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail is a landmark in British cinema. Released in June 1929, it was hailed as ‘the first British all-talkie film’. But the film was also released in a silent version, and is to this day considered by many as a superior work.
This superbly seedy thriller is typically Hitchcockian, with a blonde heroine in jeopardy, a surprise killing, some brilliantly manipulated suspense, and a last-reel chase around a familiar public landmark.
Join us in welcoming the Master of Suspense to Sheffield’s Finest Old Cinema, with live piano accompaniment from Darius Battiwalla.