SILENT CINEMA - FAUST - Cinequest Film Festival 22
Friday, March 9th, 7pm at the California Theatre
In this impressive horror-fantasy film by director F.W. Murnau, Mephisto tempts the devout alchemist Faust with promises of youth, love and power. The price? Faust's eternal soul. Emil Jannings is magnificent as Mephisto, the devil who is always lurking, promising wonderful things that are never quite what they should be, all extracted for a terrible price.
Murnau, who had directed the silent German masterpieces Nosferatu and The Last Laugh, left Germany for Hollywood after completing Faust. His next film, Sunrise, is considered one of the greatest silent films ever made. Faust is every bit as impressive as Murnau's best films, with its themes of love and death, good and evil.
- Cynthia Mortensen-Colombetti, the Stanford Theatre Foundation
Live musical score performance by the Filmharmonica Duo: Dennis James (Wurlitzer Theatre Organ and Theremin) and Mark Goldstein (Buchla Lightning Wands).
Click on the link(s) for further film details: Faust (Silent Film).
|SILENT CINEMA - FAUST||3/9/2012||7:00 PM||California Theatre|
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