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See this silent Hitchcock film [with live orchestra]: Blackmail @

In Alfred Hitchcock's early silent movies, nobody can hear them scream. In Blackmail (1929) , the last of these, a working girl murders a rakish painter in self defense. Panicking, she tries to cover it up, and a sympathetic detective helps her out. But there was a witness, which is where the blackmail comes in, and it climaxes with a chase in the British Museum, a warm-up for Mount Rushmore in North by Northwest. It screens as part of the Sounds of Silence series, with live music from the renowned Alloy Orchestra at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Ave, Brookline | Monday, September 17 @ 7 pm | $23; $20 students, seniors | 617.734.2501 or coolidge.org.

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