It’s getting close to that magical time of year when our good friends at the Winspear Centre give us our annual treat on All Hallow’s Eve! In year’s past Edmonton’s most beautiful sounding building has presented such classics as NOSFERATU, CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on the big screen accompanied by a live orchestra or organ player to always take us back to the silent era of haunting expressionism horror.
This year will be no exception as they excited to bring Robert Wiene’s 1924 classic THE HANDS OF ORLAC back to life on the big screen accompanied by live piano and and Organ performed by guest artists Michael Tsalka and Dennis James.
Do not miss this once in a lifetime chance to take yourself into this haunted tale like never before. Witness the story of a world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he doesn’t know they once belonged to a murderer.
A deliciously twisted thriller that blends Grand Guignol ecstasies with the German Expressionism. Based on a novel by Maurice Renard, it charts the mental disintegration of a concert pianist named Orlac (Conrad Veidt) whose hands are amputated after a train crash, then replaced with the hands of an executed murderer. When Orlac’s father is murdered by the dead man’s hands, Orlac begins a steady descent toward madness. Made in Vienna, the hotbed of psychoanalysis, this 1924 Austrian bubbles over with sexual innuendo and Freudian imagery.
It’s not everyday when you get a chance to witness a film almost 100 years old in such an incredible manner. So if you are looking for a unique way to celebrate Halloween night do yourself a favour and get your tickets for this brilliant event now.
ONE NIGHT ONLY. THURSDAY, OCT.31, 8:00PM.
For ticket info and purchases visit WWW.WINSPEARCENTRE.COM