Everyone knows that Alfred Hitchcock is a master of suspense, famous for directing thrillers like The Birds, Vertigo and Pyscho. This Manchester screening of his early, lesser-known silent film The Lodger, aptly subtitled The Genius of Hitchcock, will further cement his reputation as a cinematic great. Hitchcock’s 1926 tale of danger and intrigue on the mean streets of London is the perfect antidote to a soggy summer’s evening. Recently restored by the BFI, the screening is accompanied by a live broadcast of an atmospheric new soundtrack by composer Nitin Sawhney, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. If you’ve got any burning questions about what it was like to come up with a whole new score, there’s also the chance to ask Sawhney questions about his inspiration in a Q&A session afterwards.

Sat 21 Jul, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH. Tel: 0161 200 1500, 7.15pm, £15/£13.50 concessions, www.cornerhouse.org

Sat 21 Jul
Natalie Bradbury
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Fri 20 Jul 2012