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October 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Part of the BACinema’s Ominous October
One of the finest works of German Expressionism and a crash course in both Halloween costumes and copyright law, Nosferatu is still a plague, in the best possible way, that spawned all future vampire films. Tasked with closing the deal on an expensive property purchased by a mysterious and reclusive buyer, Jonathan Harker rides deep in to Transylvania to visit Count Orlock at his castle—only to realize that his buyer is a fabled undead being that lives off blood and pestilence and that he and his town are doomed. As the Nosferatu arrives in his new abode and the plague spreads, it may be up to Harker’s wife, Mina—the most peculiar type of feminist hero in film history—to stop the madness. If the story sounds familiar, that’s because director F.W Murnau planned to make the film as Dracula, but did not have the necessary rights to the novel. His solution? Rename it Nosferatu and rename the titular character, too. And for anybody still crippled by the inevitable months-long anxiety of not having a Halloween costume planned, consider this; elongate your nails, face and figure. Wear a long black cloak! Creep around on ships with rats following you!
Black and White, Silent 80 Minutes May be too spooky for children under 10
Wednesday • October 2, 2019 at 7:30PM
TICKETS $6 • $5 BAC Members