Champagne



December 12, 2013, @ 8:00 pm

(Alfred Hitchcock, UK 1928, 105 min., DCP)

Hitchcock 9. Feigning bankruptcy, a wealthy champagne magnate tries to teach his impetuous flapper daughter a lesson, forcing her into a working-class life. Starring the energetic and effervescent Betty Balfour, Hitchcock’s screwball-melodramatic-comedy about the foibles of the wealthy contains many exciting experimentations, including a shot filmed through a glass of champagne and cinema’s first ever freeze-frame. A Rialto Pictures Release. Restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL. Principal restoration funding provided by the Eric Anker-Petersen Charity. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142. Live piano accompaniment by Philip C. Carli. No Take-10s or passes accepted.