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By Craig Thornton


Cinema 10 presents Nosferatu on Monday, April 15 at the Roxy Theater in Potsdam.  Show time is 7:15 PM. This is the ninth film of the fortieth anniversary Cinema 10 season.

Did you know that vampires need to avoid sunlight? That addition to the vampire myth originated with the movie Nosferatu. The director, F. W. Murnau, chose the title and added the need to avoid sunlight  in an attempt to skirt the copyright held by Bram Stoker's widow, Florence. It didn't work. All copies were destroyed except those that happened to be in foreign countries. Fortunately, the film's rogue copyright status may have saved what remains for our viewing.

Cinema 10 is happy to host the movie that was banned in Sweden until 1972. An electrifying dimension is often missing during silent film screenings. Many audiences have never experienced a silent with live accompaniment. It's a marriage of art that is captured and exactly repeatable and art that is subject to life's spontaneity. Let this movie about a vampire resurrect your ancestors' cinematic experience. Our screening includes original live music from the Andrew Alden Ensemble from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

The first vampire on film, before Twilight, Let the Right One In,Shadow of the Vampire, Interview with the Vampire, and Dracula, (and arguably the best) Nosferatu runs 94 minutes. It is unrated with scary thematic content and some smoking. Intertitles are in English.

TV Guide states "It's a truly horrifying and scary film, but it's also frequently poetic and beautiful, using real locations and a naturalistic style to create an overpowering atmosphere of evil." And "In the scores of vampire films that have followed Nosferatu in the subsequent decades, none have been able to match its physical beauty, its intensity of vision, or its grasp of true evil."
General Admission: $4.50/individual; $35/season tickets(still a bargain for groups up to 8)

Students and Senior Citizens: $3.50/individual; $25/season tickets

Cinema 10 is a non-profit, volunteer group which presents alternative film programming. We work to bring the best in American independent and foreign films to North Country audiences. Cinema 10 is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For a complete season schedule and more information please visit http://www.Cinema10.org.


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