Live musical accompaniment by Club Foot Orchestra
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Castro Theatre Sat, Sep 15, 2018 9:30 PM
$20 general / $18 members
Film Info
Director:F.W. Murnau
Cast:Max Schreck
Gustav von Wangenheim
Alexander Cranach
Greta Schroeder
Total Run Time:94 min.


Based on Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula, filmic details were changed, including the vampire's name, when the producers couldn't secure permission from Stoker's estate. In spite of those changes, Widow Stoker sued and all prints of Nosferatu were ordered destroyed. In one of the most fortuitous slips in film history, the film was in the public domain in the United States due to an error in the copyright notice and so a print that had been shipped to the US before the destroy order was able to preserve this incredible film with its extraordinary lead performance. Max Schreck's otherworldly portrayal of Count Orlok contributed to rumors that he was actually a vampire!

DCP from Kino Lorber

Club Foot Orchestra was founded in 1983 by composer/musician Richard Marriott. Named after San Francisco's Club Foot nightclub in the Bayview district where they were the house band, the Orchestra became a pioneer in creating modern music for silent film. Their accompaniment is thoughtful and expressive, showing respect and engagement in the images they compose for. The New Yorker writes, "This is music that bubbles up from the intersection of aesthetics and the id." Members of the Club Foot Orchestra include (in alphabetical order): Will Bernard (guitar), Sheldon Brown (woodwinds), Beth Custer (clarinets), Kymry Esainko (piano), Chris Grady (trumpet), Sascha Jacobsen (contrabass), Richard Marriott (trombone, winds), Deidre McClure (conductor), Gino Robair (percussion, marimba), and Alicia Rose (violin).

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