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Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy Film Festival presents F.W. Murnau's "NOSTERATU"

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Johnson and Wales University, Schneider Auditorium

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Providence, RI 02903

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SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING OF F.W. MURNAU’S “NOSFERTAU” Featuring Live Accompaniment and an Original Score by the Dave Tessier Band.

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ABOUT THE FILM: An 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.

ABOUT THE MUSIC: David Tessier is a critically acclaimed actor/composer from RI, active in the RI arts community for the last 3 decades. He is the Music Director for King Richard’s Faire and is the founder & leader of the “All-Star Band of All-Star Stars,” a musical collective created to perform pieces and works from Jesus Christ Superstar to the Monkees. featuring Jon Brennan (vocals/keys), Paul Sousa (bass), Nate Goncalo (drums/vocals) and Justin Grankewicz (vocals/percussion). David is a recording artist for the 75orless label with whom he has released “The Taurus EP” (2011) and “Dreams In Hyperspace EP” (2018).

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