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Wednesday Evening Film Series at Elsinore Theater in #SalemOR

The Lodger

(Alfred Hitchcock, UK, 1927)

April 22 at 7:00 pm

Hitchcock fans have waited for decades for this splendid 2009 restoration of The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, regarded as the “first true Hitchcock film.”  As a “Jack-the-Ripper” serial killer stalks London, a stranger (Ivor Novello) takes up lodging in a boarding house, where a pretty blonde, Daisy, catches his eye.  Despite her engagement to a police officer, Daisy is drawn to the new lodger.  Key ingredients of suspense, moral transgression, suspicion, and guilt crucial to Hitchcock’s cinema begin with this film.  Color tinted.  Silent.  83 minutes.

“The director’s first suspense thriller….  Look for Hitchcock’s first cameo.”  –– Leonard Maltin

“Elements of German Expressionism help to create the mood of terror and guilt that [the director] casts over his characters. . . Hitchcock’s implication of the spectator as voyeur is already present in this first thriller.”  ––Museum of Modern Art Film Archive

The Film Studies program at Chemeketa Community Collegeoffers courses in film appreciation.  See the College website www.chemeketa.edu for further information.

Historic Elsinore Theater
170 High St SE, Salem OR 97301   
503.375.3574   

All films at the Historic Elsinore Theatre.  Box office and doors open at 6:00 pm, movies begin at 7 pm. 

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