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For a while now, we here in the US have anxiously awaited to hear what the fate, domestically, would befall “The Hitchcock Nine.”

Nine of ten films Alfred Hitchcock made from 1925-29, these films were recently restored by the British Film Institute, and include such interesting pictures as the icon’s debut feature, The Pleasure Garden. All silent pictures, these have been some of the most talked about restorations in recent memory, and they are about to hit these very shores.

The NY Times reports that the films will start touring on June 14 (and run until June 16 in this first run) at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, only to move on to Brooklyn’s BAMcinematek, and then more cities to follow.

Personally, while I’ve only seen a few of these films, this is definitely something I can’t wait to check out. These being Hitch’s first films is interesting enough, but knowing that these have been painstakingly restored by the BFI make these about as must-see as anything else one could think of.

More information and dates as they come.

Source NY Times

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