Hitchcock at the London 2012 Festival

rescue the hitchcock 9

Today the London 2012 people announced the programme for the cultural festival that will be accompanying all of the Olympics palavar.

Setting aside our concerns about how on earth anyone will be able to move in London come next summer, we’re excited to see that the film highlights include three of Alfred Hitchcock’s silent films, which will play as one-off events and accompanied by live performances of newly commissioned scores. Although less Rob da Bank, more full orchestra.

These screenings are the result of the BFI’s Rescue the Hitchcock 9 project, which is committed to restoring the master filmmaker’s surviving silent films. If you want to give them a hand, you can donate here.