They did it once before, and they’re doing it again. The BFI will be beaming out the world premiere of a second Alfred Hitchcock silent in a few weeks time. The screening of Champagne, one of several films that Hitch directed in 1928, will take place at TheSpace.org, on September 27th at 7.30.
While Hitch himself wasn’t the greatest fan of Champagne, claiming that it was but a shadow of the film he had intended it to be, it remains an interesting curio, and a neat counterpart to some of the more notable films of that particularly productive year for the cinema (most notably Sunrise and The Crowd). It’s definitely worth checking out.