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Organist John Schwandt to accompany film classic on Halloween night at DePauw

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Putnam County residents are invited to celebrate Halloween night with a special screening of "Nosferatu," the classic 1922 silent German Expressionist horror film, with accompaniment by organist John Schwandt.

The classic film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (tonight) in Kresge Auditorium, located within the DePauw Green Center for the Performing Arts.

Presented as part of "ArtsFest: Art & the Other," the presentation is free and open to all.

"Dr. Schwandt visited us a few years back on Halloween night to accompany 'The Phantom of the Opera,' and it was one of the most talked about arts events that year," said Ron Dye, associate professor of English and communication and theater coordinator of DePauw's Performing Arts Series.

"If you have never seen the original 'Nosferatu,' or if you have never witnessed live accompaniment to silent films, or if you simply want to be creeped out or have a little fun, please attend -- you will be glad you did.

"We encourage you to come in costume" Dye added, "and to stay for the reception and costume party immediately after the film, where DePauw student Anderson Antoine will DJ music."

Directed by F. W. Murnau, "Nosferatu" was released in 1922 and stars Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula."

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