Monday, July 6

Showtime: 7:30 PM

Chautauqua Auditorium

$12.00 ($6.00 Concert Member & children under 12)

The 1922 “Nosferatu” is an atypical expressionist film, in that much of it was shot on location. While many directors built vast forests and entire towns within a film studio, the landscapes, villages and castles featured in Director F.W. Murnau’s “Nosferatu” were actual locations in the Carpathian Mountains. This approach results in a story infused with subtle tones of nature: both pure and fresh and twisted and sinister.

Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau’s vampire is a nightmarish, spidery creature with a bulbous head and talon-like claws – perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism yet envisioned.
With live musical accompaniment by Hank Troy on piano.
Running time: 84 minutes