This Wednesday, October 30 Genesee County is in for a holiday treat. The classic silent film, “Nosferatu”, will be screened at the Flint Institute of Music in MacArthur Hall. Music for the film will be performed by Andrew Roger of the Flint Organ Club!
The event will take place to raise funds for the repair of the 90-year-old Barton Theater Organ. The screening is free to the public but donations will be appreciated in lieu of a ticket price.
The classic Vampire tale, “Nosferatu” was directed by F.W. Murnau and released in 1922. It is the first appearance of a classic supernatural vampire in film history. Based upon Bram Stoker’s Dracula, in “Nosferatu” the sinister Count Orlok (in a legendary performance by actor, Max Schreck) calls upon Thomas Hutter to visit his Transylvanian castle. Orlok wishes to purchase a house next to Hutter and his wife, Ellen. Hutter figures out that Orlok is a vampire and has eyes upon his wife. With Ellen in danger, Hutter flees the castle. Will he make it in time?
“Nosferatu” is one of the most influential silent films of all time. It, along with “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” and “The Golem,” built the horror movie genre. Celebrate Halloween with a classic this Wednesday!