Quick Hits: Weekend picks -- Gazette.Net







Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
E-mail this article
Leave a Comment
Print this Article

Saturday in Silver Spring promises a “good eve-uh-ning” when “The Hitchcock 9: Alfred Hitchcock’s Silent Films” kicks off at 5:30 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road.

The restoration of Hitch’s nine surviving silent films remains the largest, most complex project launched by the BFI National Archive, a division of the British Film Institute. Decades of damage and wear were removed; the sharpness of images improved; new shots discovered and tinting restored. Elements borrowed from seven international archives were utilized, with film materials from the BFI National Archive — including a number of original negatives — central to the project.

The series, a collaboration between the AFI Silver and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., kicks off with “The Manxman” Saturday evening. Starring Carl Brisson, Malcom Keen and Anny Ondra, the 1929 film follows childhood friends who pursue different paths as adults - one a fisherman, the other a lawyer - yet fall in love with the same woman. As the object of their affection, Ondra and her sensual performance won favor with Hitch, who soon cast her in his thriller “Blackmail.” That film, too, will screen at AFI as part of the series, along with other masterpieces - “Champagne,” “The Ring” and “The Farmers Wife.” The remaining films — “Easy Virtue,” “Downhill,” “The Lodger,” and “The Pleasure Garden” — will screen at the National Gallery of Art. For a complete schedule, including show times, visit www.afi.com/silver. Visit www.nga.gov.

Also in Montgomery County, singer and songwriter Judith Hill will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Sunday at The Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Ave.

Widely known for her appearance on television’s “The Voice,” Hill also has performed alongside none other than Michael Jackson as part of his “This is It” project, as well as involvement with the Spike Lee film “Red Hook Summer” and the Morgan Neville film “20 Feet from Stardom.”

Hill is currently recording her debut solo album for release later this year.

Doors open for dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday with the concert beginning at 8 p.m.

For ticketing information, visit www.bethesdabluesjazz.com.

As the weekend winds down, and a new week begins, three time Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter Jill Scott will bring her singular talent to Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va. Scott will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Monday. Scott, who was named People Magazine’s Top TV Breakout Star of 2010, and whose album that year, “The Light of the Sun,” hit No. 1 in the U.S., has announced plans to release two new studio albums in 2013 and 2014.

Before Scott takes the stage, however, the venue will enjoy the diverse spectacle of live orchestral music blended and blasting with digital imagery courtesy of “Video Games Live: Bonus Round!” on Saturday, followed by the 70s soul and blues of Bozz Scaggs and Michael McDonald on Sunday.

For complete show times and ticketing information, visit www.wolftrap.org.