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    The special event �Alfred Hitchcock in East London� will be held on Saturday 27 June.

    As part of the Mayor�s �Story of London Festival� and to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Britain�s first talking picture �Blackmail�, the McGuffin Film Society presents a celebration of the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. The event will feature a screening of �Blackmail� followed by the world premiere of the new 65 minute documentary �Alfred Hitchcock in East London�.

    �Alfred Hitchcock in East London� retraces Hitchcock�s footsteps around Leytonstone, Limehouse, Stratford and Hackney and reveals how his early London life profoundly influenced his later work. The film also examines Hitchcock�s associations with the long forgotten Walthamstow film industry and tells the previously untold story of his support for a local cinema during the height of his Hollywood fame.

    The documentary identifies the key sites from the director�s youth which still exist today and features contributions from Roy Ward Baker (assistant director, �The Lady Vanishes�), Charles Barr (author of the seminal �English Hitchcock�), veteran actor Murray Melvin and numerous others. It paints a portrait of Hitchcock and his roots which is radically different to previous biographies and documentaries.

    �a fascinating insight� � Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.

    The event will be held from 8pm on Saturday 27 June at the Heathcote Music Venue, 344 Grove Green Road, London E11 4EA. Admission is �5. Further details can be found on the �Current Programme� page.

    For those unable to attend, a limited edition DVD of �Alfred Hitchcock in East London� can be ordered from the �Merchandise� page.

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    If only this could have been shown at the Granada Walthamstow.I have happy memoties of my Sunday mornings spent at organ concerts.

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    Does anyone know what the cinema in Leytonstone would have been ? As a nipper I only went to Leytonstone to visit some elderly relatives and a department store (can't remember the name now).

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