The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
Film screening with concert and reception
Wednesday, January 29
Coral Gables Art Cinema and Dranoff 2 Piano are proud to present their 5th annual collaboration: a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog with a brand new musical score featuring pieces by Chopin, Beethoven, Gershwin, and Debussy plus original compositions performed live on two pianos by Mike del Ferro and Jeroen van Veen.
In 1927, Alfred Hitchcock directed a silent film inspired by the Jack the Ripper murders, starring an ambiguously appealing Ivor Novello. The long-form title not only situates the film in a smoky, sensuous atmosphere, but summons immediately the opaque moral compass at the heart of the plot. The Lodger is generally acknowledged to be the one where Hitchcock found his voice: that distinctive combination of death and fetishism, trick shots and music-hall humor, intense menace and elegant camerawork that assured his place among cinema’s giants. The film has been remade four times, alas, none to match the original.
“A gripping prehistory not just of Hitchcock’s work, but the Hollywood thriller itself.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
(featuring canapés and Bacardi drinks)
FILM SCREENING AND CONCERT AT 8:00 PM