Hitchcock The Manxman
Fri 26 May

Film, Music, Festiv'Ards 2018Richard Hills plays organ to Hitchcock's The Manxman

Silent movie with the 'organist of the year'

This is a rare opportunity to see a silent Hitchcock film with live accompaniment by a master organist. Richard Hills was named 'Organist of the Year' by the American Theatre Organ Society. He regularly broadcasts for Radio 3’s ‘Choral Evensong’ and Radio 2's 'Friday Night is Music Night' and from the BBC London Proms. His recent recordings received five-stars in Choir and Organ.

The Manxman

The manxman

This 1929 silent movie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was restored and remastered in 2007. It tells the dramatic story of a fisherman and a lawyer, childhood friends, who fall for the same woman. 

After the film and an interval there will be a short screening of light-hearted archive films.

This event is in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive as part of the Britain on Film national programme funded by Film Audience Network. Britain on Film is supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery.

He can play!

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Event Details

Fri 26 May to Sat 27 May
19:30 to 21:30



  • The Portaferry Hotel
  • Self Catering
  • Portaferry Hotel
  • Crafty Cakes
  • The Cuan
  • The Lep

How to get here

PORTICO is easy to find in Portaferry. You can also get detailed driving directions or check out the ferry timetable for crossing from Strangford.