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Please join us at the Wildish Theater on 2 August, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. for a free screening of Nosferatu. Considered one of the silent era’s most influential masterpieces, this movie set the template for horror films and is based on the bestselling novel “Dracula.” During the silent era, live performances of musical scores played a crucial role in an audience’s viewing experience—come on August 2 and have your chance to experience live music while watching the film! Band Mood Area 52 will perform an original soundtrack for your enjoyment. Nosferatu; Directed by F.W. Murnau; Written by Henrik Galeen (based on the novel by Bram Stoker); Starring Max Schreck,  Gustav von Wangenheim , Greta Schroder, Alexander Granach;1922; 81 minutes; Not Rated.


Watch the film and stay for a short after-film discussion! The movie and discussion are free to attend. The ongoing film series is presented by Plank Town Restaurant and Brewery and coordinated by a partnership between the Springfield Library, the Springfield Library Foundation, and Willamalane Park & Recreation District.


Nosferatu concludes the Great Soundtracks season of Plank Town Presents: Springfilm. Starting in September 2018, Plank Town Presents: Springfilm will begin a new year-long theme for monthly film screenings and discussions. We’ll be unveiling the new theme at our August screening and celebrate with door prizes, too!


Mood Area 52 started in 1998 as a Piazzola inspired neo-tango and silent film score ensemble. Since then the group has morphed into an ensemble defined more by instrumentation and mood than genre. Their most recent releases, Company Town and 1952 Philanski House, blend roots rock, instrumental tango, jazz, blues, Balkan influences, ranchera, and American folk, country, Brechtian cabaret, and classical music.  The Band performs acoustically as a trio with Michael Roderick and cellist Amy Danziger, and Billy Barnett and expands combining the talents of accordionist and vocalist Michael Roderick, cellist Amy Danziger, Tenor saxophonist Kee Zublin, bassist Jeremiah Harris, and drummer Tony Figoli. Mood Area 52 has written and performed original soundtracks to F.W. Murnau’s “Nosferatu”, Marks’ distopian sci-fi classic “La Jette”, Sunset Boulevard, Buster Keaton’s films, the short films of Geoges Mellies, numerous independent films, and select advertisements and television programs. Roderick and Danziger’s compositions have been used in numerous independent films and advertisements internationally and within the US. They have been featured on NPR, Argentinian national public radio, and on northwest public radio affiliates including the theme music for KLCC’s “News at Noon” program.

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