The Academy Showcases Hitchcock with ‘Blackmail’ Double Feature


Who doesn’t love Alfred Hitchcock? AMPAS has announced their plans to honor the legendary filmmaker by showcasing ablackmail double feature dubbed “Blackmail Times Two!” They will be running Blackmail (1929) in both the silent and sound versions, with live musical accompaniment, on Tuesday June 18. Have a look at the release after the jump.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – As part a citywide celebration of Alfred Hitchcock films, the Academy will present “Blackmail Times Two!” a double feature of the silent and sound versions of “Blackmail” (1929), featuring live musical accompaniment, on Tuesday, June 18.

“Blackmail Times Two!” 

The celebration continues with a screening of the 3D digital projection of “Dial M for Murder,” hosted by Oscar®-winning visual effects artist Rob Legato on Wednesday, June 19. Both screenings are at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

“Dial M for Murder”

Other Los Angeles area Hitchcock screenings include “Vertigo,” presented as Los Angeles Film Festival’s and the Academy’s “The Iconic Moment” costume design event at Oscars® Outdoors; “the Hitchcock 9” screening series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); and Cinefamily’s and Academy’s co-presentation of “Hitchcock Home Movies and Other Rarities,” featuring rarely seen work from the Academy’s Alfred Hitchcock collection.