NOT SO SILENT CINEMA'S 'VAMPYR'
FREE. New Score Performed Live!
Fri., Oct. 9
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre
Arlington Arts kicks off the Halloween season with a FREE screening (tickets required) of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1932 film Vampyr with the Not So Silent Cinema ensemble performing their new score LIVE! Alfred Hitchcock called Vampyr, "The only movie worth watching twice." The new score is a moody, surreal mix of acoustic and electronic elements. Violin, clarinet, piano and bass combine to evoke the old world, Eastern European soundscape used on their score to Nosferatu. But this is combined with analog electronic textures, giving the score a dark, transcendental element. Interestingly the obscure male lead, 'Julian West', is actually The Baron Nicolas ('Niki') de Gunzburg, who also bankrolled Vampyr. Though he never made another film, The Baron became one of the most powerful arbiters of 20th Century style as the Senior Fashion Editor of Vogue magazine from 1949-74. He mentored the early careers of Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta and Calvin Klein, and discovered a young model/actress named Lauren Bacall. Come out and enjoy one of the most fashionable film vampires ever!