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SFFILM Festival

My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock

Directed by Mark Cousins

UK | 120

21 Apr
Fri, Apr 21, 2023 at 4:00 pm PT
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Mark Cousins


Mark Cousins dives into the oeuvre of the Master of Suspense in this entrancing film in which the long-dead Alfred Hitchcock delivers from beyond the grave a lively lecture on his work. Actor Alistair McGowan masterfully embodies that famous voice but it is Cousins’ words that really nail the impression. Whether explaining the importance of camera movement, delighting in Strangers on a Train’s runaway carousel climax, or taking the measure of James Stewart’s desire for Grace Kelly in Rear Window, Cousins reveals a work of deep scholarship yet one that is often humorous and playful. Populated by clips from Hitchcock’s entire career, from his early English period to his final picture, the San Francisco-shot Family Plot, My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock amuses and educates as it celebrates the auteur and his films.

Persistence of Vision Award: Mark Cousins + “March on Rome”

Thu, Apr 20 at 7 pm PT at BAMPFA
Join us for a special Awards Presentation and conversation with filmmaker Mark Cousins. Click here to purchase tickets.

Director Mark Cousins

Raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and now based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Mark Cousins has built a career as a filmmaker, journalist, author, and television personality. He interviewed filmmakers and actors on the show Scene by Scene (1996-2003) and introduced cult films on the series Moviedrome. A prolific documentarian, among his films are Another Journey by Train (1993); The New Ten Commandments (2008); The First Movie (2009); the 15-hour The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011); Here Be Dragons (2013); I Am Belfast (2015), winner of the Stanley Kubrick Award at the Traverse City Film Festival; The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018), winner of a Golden Eye Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival; Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018); The Story of Film: A New Generation (2021); The Storms of Jeremy Thomas (2021); March on Rome (2022); and My Name Is Alfred Hitchcock (2022).

Film Details

Language English

Year 2022

Premiere Bay Area

Runtime 120

Country UK

Director Mark Cousins

Executive Producer Clara Glynn

Producer John Archer

Editor Timo Langer

Cinematographer Mark Cousins

Music Donna McKevitt

Closed Captions Closed Captions are not currently confirmed and will be updated soon.

Audio Description Audio Descriptions are not currently confirmed and will be updated soon.

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