Nosferatu

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  • Tuesday, Oct 25

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Nosferatu

Celebrate its 100th Anniversary with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model

Just in time for Halloween, catch the silent horror classic Nosferatu—now celebrating its 100th anniversary—an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, crafted by legendary German director F. W. Murnau (Sunrise, Faust, The Last Laugh). Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau’s Graf Orlok (as portrayed by Max Schreck) is a nightmarish, spidery creature of bulbous head and taloned claws, perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism yet envisioned. Nosferatu was an atypical expressionist film in that much of it was shot on location. While directors such as Lang and Lubitsch built vast forests and entire towns within the studio, Nosferatu‘s landscapes, villages and castle were actual locations in the Carpathian mountains. Murnau was thus able to infuse the story with the subtle tones of nature: both pure and fresh as well as twisted and sinister.

Featuring live theatre organ accompaniment by Ben Model

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)

"So this is it: ground zero, the birth of horror cinema"
Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"There is pure expressionist inspiration in Murnau's juxtaposition of the malign wolves and the terrified old women: a poetry of fear"
Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"An otherworldly shadow that has loomed over cinema for 100 years. F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent film continues to live on in the popular imagination, as a fairy tale, a meme and a cinematic revenant."
Roisin Kiberd, The New York Times


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