The Hitchcock 9 at Reel Music 31: CHAMPAGNE w/ live musical accompaniment by THE BILL MARSH ENSEMBLE


CHAMPAGNE stars the bubbly Betty Balfour as a frivolous flapper whose millionaire father looks to teach her a lesson in frugality by letting her think he’s gone bankrupt. The movie brims with sight gags, with a swaying camera mimicking the roll of an ocean liner to generate several humorously queasy moments. But the comedy also has an unsettling undercurrent in the way the men in Betty’s life—her father, her fiancé, a mysterious admirer—seem eager to see her shamed. Throughout, Hitchcock revels in provocative uses of POV, including a look through the dregs of a glass of champagne that brackets the picture.”—BFI. (105 mins.)

With live musical accompaniment by The Bill Marsh Ensemble.
Mr. Marsh is a sought after guitarist based in Portland who is currently recording and performing with Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Halie Loren and Morning Ritual.

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


CHAMPAGNE screens Wednesday, October 23 at 8pm 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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