One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most celebrated films, The Lodger is set in the London of the roaring 1920’s. But at night, lurking in the fog, a serial killer known as ‘The Avenger’ is on the loose. When a mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr and Mrs Bunting, suspicions begin to arise…
Camberwell Community Choir first accompanied this masterpiece of cinema in St Giles’ church three years ago. After accompanying Dupont’s Piccadilly (1929) and Hitchcock’s slightly later film, Blackmail (also 1929), The Lodger is the first film the choir is taking ‘on tour’ – to the Herne Hill Music Festival! The screening will be held at St Faith’s Church, Red Post Hill, SE24 9JQ and the screening starts at 6pm.
Reviewers frequently list The Lodger as being in the top three silent films ever made and Hitchcock’s signature combination of stylish camera work, trick shots, menacing themes as well as a good dose of dark humour are all apparent here. Coupled with some exciting music for some of the film’s intense set-pieces, this is a screening not to be missed.
Tickets are available at WeGotTickets. 1920’s dress is very welcome!