SCREEN SCORES: NOSFERATU w/ LIVE SCORE BY INVINCIBLE CZARS
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Olympia Film Society presents: Screen Scores
NOSFERATU: 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
LIVE SCORE BY INVINCIBLE CZARS
$15 GA & $12 OFS members
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
– Metal Sucks
“Bizarre, haunting scores”
“(The Invincible Czars’ soundtrack for Nosferatu is) a brilliantly realized wedding of contemporary musical sensibility and technology with early 20th century cinema.”
– Chico News Review
Nosferatu is one of the most revered films in the history of cinema and we’re bringing our updated soundtrack back for the centennial in 2022!
It is most certainly the most important horror film of the silent era and one of the first vampire movies — though it was almost completely lost when Bram Stoker’s widow sued the filmmakers for copyright infringement and most of the prints of the movie were destroyed.
Fans, theaters and media have praised our soundtrack for making the near century-old movie “actually scary” for modern-day audiences since we debuted it in 2015. We have performed it more than any other film in our catalog – over 100 times – across the US and Canada.
Using a mix of acoustic and electric instruments helped. Violin, glockenspiel, organ, flute, bass clarinet, voices and vocals, music box, loops, electric guitar, bass, piano and percussion all play prominent roles in the score and are a sight to behold when performed live by only four or five players!
Nosferatu tells the story of Hutter and Ellen, a couple from the village of Wisborg. Hutter travels to Transylvania to sell a piece of property in Wisborg to Count Orlok. Hutter stays in Orlok’s castle only to learn that the Count is a vampire. Orlok purchases a house next to Hutter’s, locks Hutter in the castle and travels to Wisborg. On the way, he manages to possess Hutter’s employer and Ellen and strike the village with an outbreak of the plague. Hutter rushes home to stop him before it’s too late.
We encourage fans and attendees to dress for the Halloween season at these shows – even when it’s not close to Halloween.
CURRENT COVID PROTOCOLS
Our top priority continues to be the safety of our audiences, artists, volunteers, staff, and the community. Beginning July 1, 2022, OFS will no longer require proof of vaccination. OFS strongly encourages and recommends when attending a performance at the Capitol Theater that all audience members wear a mask over their nose and mouth except when eating or drinking. Due to the continuing COVID-19 threat, it is critical to continue protecting and supporting those individuals who are immunocompromised or medically vulnerable, or who remain concerned for their own health or the health of their family or community. OFS encourages people to be kind and compassionate to individuals, students and businesses that choose to continue wearing face masks.
OFS management continually assesses the changing guidelines, artist contracts, and local government updates. We reserve the right to require health and safety protocols for all performances. We will proactively communicate any change in health protocols with advance notice.
If you feel sick, have any of the following symptoms, or have tested positive for COVID-19, we request that you do not attend any performances:
Shortness of breath
Fever or chills
Loss of smell or taste
For more information, please see our operations announcement.