Viewing: October 31,2019
An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, NOSFERATU is the quintessential silent vampire film, crafted by legendary German director F. W. Murnau.
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.
Musical accompaniment will be performed live by Sean Parsons, whose previous silent film performances at the Athena include The Phantom of the Opera in June of 2018 and Buster Keaton’s The General in May of 2019.
Free Admission sponsored by OU Performing Arts.