Monday, October 25, 2010

Wanna See Something Really Scary?

[Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens]

The Halloween Classic

Casting a long and terrifying shadow over the genre, German silent film master F.W. Murnau's uncredited appropriation of Bram Stoker's Dracula set the standard for all vampire flicks to come. Max Schreck's monstrous Count Orlok is singularly frightening, repulsive and beastly where Bela Lugosi was courtly and Christopher Lee seductive.

DIR F.W. Murnau; SCR Henrik Galeen, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker; PROD Enrico Dieckmann, Albin Grau. Germany, 1922, b&w, 81 min. NOT RATED

Silent Orchestra
Washington, DC, ensemble silent orchestra--keyboardist Carlos Garza and percussionist Rich O'Meara--will once again accompany NOSFERATU with their acclaimed original score, by turns dreamlike, ambient, thundering and hell-bent.

Emceed by WTOP's James White
James White has been an active member of the Washington, DC, media for more than 30 years and is currently a news anchor and reporter with WTOP Radio, and on-air host for Maryland Public Television (MPT).

Tickets: $15 General Admission, $10 AFI Members, $5 children under 12.

Fri, Oct 29, 10:00; Sat, Oct 30, 7:30, 10:00

No passes accepted.

Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

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