An Evening with Willem Dafoe & "Shadow of the Vampire"
Actor Willem Dafoe appears in person to answer audience questions after a screening of E. Elias Merhige's 2000 film "Shadow of the Vampire," which features an Oscar-nominated performance by Dafoe. The movie is a fictionalized account of the filming of F.W. Murnau's 1922 German silent horror classic "Nosferatu." Dafoe plays Max Schreck, the star of Murnau's film, who, in this reimagining, takes method acting to new levels -- staying in character (and in his ghoulish makeup) throughout the shoot at a spooky Czech castle; terrorizing his co-stars by claiming he's a real vampire; even eating bats! It's an unforgettable performance by one of America's finest actors, who will talk about his other roles and performances in a wide-ranging Q&A session after the screening. "Shadow of the Vampire" will be projected from 35mm.
Note that the Cinematheque will show three other films starring Dafoe on the two days before his visit. Theo Angelopoulos' THE DUST OF TIME (2008) will receive its Ohio premiere at 7 pm on June 5 at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. Oliver Stone's PLATOON will screen at 7 pm on June 6 at the Cinematheque. And Abel Ferrara's GO GO TALES (2007, another Cleveland premiere) will show at 9:20 pm on June 6. Separate admission is required for these three movies; tickets can not be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets.
Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque (View)
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Cleveland, OH 44106
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