The work of one of Leytonstone’s most famous sons is being celebrated this summer by the British Film Institute, as part of the Cultural Olympiad, and as part of the Leytonstone Festival.
British Film Institute Hitchcock season
From June to October 2012 the British Film Institute is celebrating the works of one of Leytonstone’s most famous sons, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, described by the BFI as “the most influential and iconic British film director of all time”.
The celebration includes displays, talks and screenings. Two years ago the BFI also began a fundraising campaign to restore Hitchcock’s nine surviving silent films ‘Rescue the Hitchcock 9’ — the BFI National Archive’s biggest single project to date.
The London Nobody Knows, the Leytonstone Nobody knows and Alfred Hitchcock.
Sunday 15 July − Part of Leytonstone Festival
Screenings and debate exploring London’s unknown ‘underside’ plus documentary on ‘The Leytonstone Hitchcock never wanted to know’.
The Heathcote, Grove Green Road, E11 4EA
Hitchcock Gallery Leytonstone Tube
First time visitors to Leytonstone can’t miss Sir Alfred Hitchcock if they arrive by tube as his films are celebrated in mosaics at Leytonstone tube station, here are a few examples.
- Wikipedia: Sir Alfred Hitchcock
- Leytonstone Festival
- Cultural Olympiad
- Sky News: Hitchcock movies remastered for the Olympiad
- The Guardian: The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock at the BFI: 10 of his lesser-known gems
- The Independent: Dial H for Hitchcock, the star of the Cultural Olympiad