December 5, 2013, @ 8:00 pm
(Alfred Hitchcock, UK 1927, 108 min., DCP)
Hitchcock 9. Boxer Bob Corby hires Jack Sander as his new sparring partner. But tensions rise when Jack’s wife, Mabel becomes smitten with the heavyweight champ. Hitchcock’s first and only original screenplay, The Ring shows an audacious young director’s experimenting with montage, an arresting array of camera angles, and character’s states of mind. Film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum has called it “the most visually sophisticated of Hitchcock’s silent pictures.” A Rialto Pictures Release. Restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL. Principal restoration funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Film Foundation. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142 and the Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation. Live piano accompaniment by Philip C. Carli. No Take-10s or Admit-One passes accepted.