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Alfred Hitchcock's 1929 film "Manxman" takes place in the Isle of Man, where two long-time friends fight to win the affections of the same woman. The film has been carefully restored by The British Film Institute National Archive.
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Alfred Hitchcock's 1929 film "Manxman" takes place in the Isle of Man, where two long-time friends fight to win the affections of the same woman. The film has been carefully restored by The British Film Institute National Archive.

Jul. 13-Aug. 4: The Hitchcock 9: Alfred Hitchcock’s Silent Films
Alfred Hitchcock once said that “the silent pictures were the purest form of cinema,” and starting tomorrow you can see nine, meticulously-restored examples of the famed director’s earliest work. The National Gallery of Art and Silver Spring’s AFI Silver Theatre co-present The Hitchcock 9: Alfred Hitchcock’s Silent Films through August 4. You can see such rare films as Easy Virtue, Champagne, Blackmail, and more—all accompanied by live music.

Jul. 13: Bastille Day French Festival & Celebration
You can head to Hillwood Museum and Gardens in D.C. tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a French Festival featuring dance performances, live music, arts and crafts, and more. Then, you can party at Beacon Sky-Bar Rooftop in D.C, where Art Soiree and Alliance Francaise will co-present a Bastille Day Celebration starting at 5 p.m. The evening will include French jazz music by Hot Club of DC, French fashion, French Fries, and even French manicures.

Music: “French Provincial” by Henry Mancini

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