Jean Renoir films, Alfred Hitchcock’s silent thriller
For fans of older films on bigger screens, Saturday night presents a real dilemma. Should you go the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and catch the last two films of the Jean Renoir retrospective, which just happen to be two of the best: the classic “The Rules of the Game” and the charming not-on-DVD “A Day in the Country”? Or should you go to UCLA’s Royce Auditorium for an organ tribute to the partnership between composer Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock, including an improvised Herrmannesque organ score to Hitchcock’s silent 1927 thriller, “The Lodger”? What a pity you can’t do both.
-- Kenneth Turan