The Hitchcock 9 at Reel Music 31: DOWNHILL w/ live musical accompaniment by GIDEON FREUDMANN


“DOWNHILL mixes cynical humor with sexual horror as it tracks star rugby player Roddy’s descent from upstanding British schoolboy to Montmartre gigolo, the downhill road laid for him by a series of scheming women. Hitchcock’s formal audacity is on flamboyant display in false flashbacks, upside-down POV shots, and massive foreground objects dwarfing the characters behind them. The film reaches a psychological and stylistic climax with delirious, nightmarishly vivid visions of an evil feminine conspiracy. ‘I wanted to embody the dream in the reality, in solid, unblurred images,’ Hitchcock later said.”—BFI. (105 mins.)

With live musical accompaniment by Gideon Freudmann.
Mr Freudmann is a cello innovator, composer, songwriter, improvisor who plays a fusion of Blues Jazz, Folk, Classical, Rock and more. He plays an electric cello with real time looping gear and a fertile imagination.

A Park Circus Films Release Restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios, Global Entertainment and Park Circus Films. Principal restoration funding provided by Simon W. Hessel. Additional funding provided by Deluxe 142 and The Headley Trust


DOWNHILL screens Sunday, October 20 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  THE HITCHCOCK 9 is being presented as part of our Reel Music 31 Festival.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.
Series passes to The Hitchcock 9 available here.

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