Silent Summer Nights
Eye of Newt’s Silent Summer Nights
A Rumble and Radix co-presentation
September 1 – 2, 2007
At Grandview Park, Commercial Drive (Vancouver)
An end-of-summer celebration in the Commercial Drive community that features classic movies accompanied by a live musical soundtrack.
Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Junior (1928)
Screening: Saturday, September 1
Set on the Mississippi River in the old side-wheeler days, Steamboat Bill Jr. follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his crusty father to learn the ropes of river boating. The film’s crowning achievement is its hurricane climax.
Eye of Newt provides a touching and beautiful live soundtrack that brings this comic masterpiece to life.
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
Screening: Sunday, September 2
Nosferatu is that rare creature, a truly frightening and disturbing horror epic. An unauthorized production of Bram Stoker’s work Dracula, the legal heirs didn’t give their permission so the names had to be changed. But this wasn’t enough: The widow of Bram Stoker won two lawsuits in which she demanded the destruction of all copies of the movie, however copies of it were already too widespread to destroy them all.
Featuring the renowned improvisational musicians, The Silent Summer Nights Monster Orchestra.