Unseen Hitchcock: Home Movies & Other Rarities (feat. "Bon Voyage")

CO-PRESENTED BY THE ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE

Like classic rock collectors who track down every single 45, every live bootleg and every last recorded morsel of their favorite band, The Cinefamily salivates over underseen Alfred Hitchcock like Dylan fans do over The Basement Tapes. We all know the hits, the “A-Sides”: films like Psycho, Rear Window and Vertigo are perennial classics that embody “pure cinema” to most film lovers. But the Master of Suspense’s cumulative body of work is so dense, immense, and endlessly rewarding, that for every known masterpiece there’s a hidden gem — ladies and gentlemen, Hitchcock’s B-Sides. In collaboration with the Academy Film Archive, who’ve been steadfastly conserving and preserving this cornucopia of rare Hitch ephemera for years, we kick off this series with a very special program, including test footage for Hitch’s unmade ‘60s Mod thriller “Kaleidoscope” (inspired by Antonioni’s Blow-Up), a 35mm screening of his WWII-era French-language propaganda piece Bon Voyage, screen tests with Tippi Hedren (that also include a randy Martin Balsam), the extended original Psycho trailer coupled with attendant promo interviews — and, coolest of all, Hitch’s home movies, providing a humanizing portrait of perhaps the most famous film artist the world has ever known.
Bon Voyage Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1944, 35mm, 26 min.