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Nosferatu with Live Harp Score from Elizabeth-Jane Baldry

In 1922, one film changed cinema and defined screen terror, and 100 years later, it is still regarded as one of the most influential horror films ever made, and continues to haunt and terrify audiences today. 2022 brings us to the centenary of F.W. Murnau’s seminal silent masterpiece Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, and to mark this occasion, we’ll be screening the film accompanied by an immersive and atmospheric live harp score performed by acclaimed harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry.

The turning point in the career of legendary director F.W. Murnau (Sunrise, The Last Laugh), and the screen’s first, albeit unauthorised adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (which itself celebrates its 125th Anniversary this year), and starring an unforgettably sinister Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok in one of the most chilling and iconic performances ever commited to screen. Although a court order to destroy the film was successfully brought by Stoker’s widow, some copies escaped, and subsequently gave 20th century cinema its most defining images of supernatural terror and dread. A decades-long search for the best surviving material and a re-recording of the original score by Hans Erdmann now allows us to see the film exactly as it premiered 100 years ago. A towering masterpiece whose legacy is truly incalculable, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror remains as mesmerising and as haunting as ever.

Elizabeth-Jane Baldry studied at Exeter University and the Royal College of Music and now gives around eighty performances a year from recitals in historic houses or on specialist arts cruises to weddings and funerals. She is the only silent movie harpist in the world, performing live accompaniment to cinema screenings of early films. Her compositions have been used by ITV, the BBC and by Irish, Japanese, Danish and Canadian film, radio and television. She has performed to sold-out audiences in the UK, the US, in Italy and in France.


October-December 2022

A series of spine-tingling film screenings, performances and talks taking place at venues across Brighton & Hove and Lewes. We’re celebrating the weird and wonderful world of horror in film through a combination of feature screenings in unusual venues and drop-in animated shorts for all ages. We’ll also be spotlighting music made for horror through talks, live performances as well as featuring The Missing Horrors at events, a sound-work of specially commissioned reggae, electronics and spoken word: all themed around 29 horror films missing from the vaults.

FabricaThe Old Market, DepotJubilee Library and ACCA will all have some eerie delights to share with wide audiences, with selected events presented by Cinecity 2022, the 20th edition of the Brighton Film Festival.

Facilitated by Fabrica on behalf of Screen Shot.

Screening as part of In Dreams Are Monsters: A Season of Horror Films, a UK-wide film season supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

Screening in association with 20th CINECITY Brighton Film Festival (November 11th – 20th).

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12th Nov




The Old Market

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German intertitles with English subtitles