Hitchcock’s East End is a year-long season of screenings and unique events that celebrate and explore Alfred Hitchcock’s connection to Waltham Forest.
In a corner of Leytonstone, next to a petrol station, sits a plaque that commemorates the birthplace of one of the greatest film directors of the 20th century. Walking through the borough there is little to hint at the legacy of the great man, yet could a re-evaluation of this suburban landscape uncover new perspectives on his work?
Launching in September 2013 we will be working with Barbican Film to produce a season that brings the suspense, adventure and glamour of Hitchcock’s films back to the place that was perhaps their original inspiration. Staging screenings across the borough in a selection of unexpected locations, we intend to highlight the gothic, enigmatic and eccentric elements of the borough which may have unconsciously inspired the great man.
Alongside screening the films, we will be welcoming established film-makers and critics to introduce the Hitchcock classics that most inspired them and inviting audiences to explore and re-imagine the suburban landscape of his childhood.
This project forms part of a programme of events leading towards the opening of the new Empire Cinema in late 2014 – returning a cinema to the borough after a ten year absence – which will form part of a major regeneration project, The Scene at Cleveland Place, a new leisure destination for Waltham Forest.
View the map we created for Vertigo, the launch of the screening.
You can also view a map we created for Rebecca, the second screening of the season.
The Birds & The Lady Vanishes
Vestry House Museum
Friday 28 Feb – Sun 2 March 2014
For more information and to book tickets please visit the Barbican website.
Please note: All general sale tickets have sold out, however a small number of tickets are still available for Waltham Forest Residents. For Resident and Concession discounts, please call the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891
FREE family event: Origami Workshop
Saturday 1 March
Take part in our Bird-inspired Origami workshop run by local artist Laura Kerry. This fun family-friendly event will give visitors the opportunity to create their own Walthamstow Bird. Suitable for children aged 5 -12.
Visitors will also be able to read about the ‘Birds of Waltham Forest’ with displays placed within the Museum.
North by Northwest
Lee Valley Park
Friday 5 September 2014
Hitchcock’s East End is presented with Barbican Film and produced with The Nomad Cinema. Hitchcock’s East End is commissioned by Hill Residential Ltd, working in partnership with the London Borough of Waltham Forest and ISHA.