Nosferatu: Silent film accompanied by Clark Wilson on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
09/29 7:00 PM
This performance includes live music on the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show!
Event DescriptionAn unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Nosferatu is the quintessential silent vampire film, 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.
This showing of Nosferatu takes place on National Silent Movie Day. National Silent Movie Day, September 29, is dedicated to celebrating, preserving and creating access to silent movies.
More information can be found here: nationalsilentmovieday.org
Please note, for the comfort and safety of all of our patrons, staff, volunteers and performers/artists, we respectfully require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result for a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your visit to the theatre. Children under 12 are exempt, provided they are accompanied by an adult who is fully vaccinated. Information will be checked against a valid photo ID prior to entry and the wearing of CDC-approved masks is required while inside the theatre.
Complete details can be found here: https://thehanovertheatre.org/safetyprotocols