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      October 27, 2019

      Sunday   3:30 PM

      400 Roncesvalles
      Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M9

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      Silent Revue: FAUST (1926) w/ live performance by Ugly Beauties

      SILENT REVUETORONTO'S CELEBRATED ONGOING EXPLORATION OF SILENT CINEMA! About the film FAUST (1926)Germany 1926 107min. 14ADirected by F.W. MurnauStarring Emil Jannings, Gösta Ekman No one did Gothic folklore better than F.W. Murnau. The master director’s final German production before emigrating to Hollywood, Faust was the most expensive, high-concept Weimar film at the time of its 1926 release. With Emil Jannings portraying Mephisto and Gösta Ekman as Faust, its unprecedented imagery and grandiose storytelling serves as a highlight of the Expressionist movement. Drawing upon Goethe’s nineteenth-century magnum opus, as well as more ancient folklore foretelling of Satan and God’s battle over earth, Murnau’s translation of FAUST showcases the Weimar Republic’s devotion to the macabre, the uncanny, and the grotesque. It’s imagining of Satan, archangels, and demons, and its unprecedented special effects held a marked influence on fantasy films to come. “Murnau found a way to collapse the years between the era of celluloid and klieg lights, the height of German romanticism, and the first rumors of a learned man who decided to bargain away his soul, finding new ways to tell an old story too meaningful to fade away” (Keith Phipps, AV Club). -- ALICIA FLETCHER Presentation: Digital Featuring live accompaniment by Ugly Beauties Sponsored by Hollywood Suite. In partnership with Goethe Institut Toronto.

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