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German Silents: Faust


Monday, March 9, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street, Seattle 98101 - Google Map

STG Presents Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays - FAUST (1926) at The Paramount Theatre on Monday, March 9, 2015. Featuring Christian Elliott on the Mighty Wurlitzer!

Mobilizing the full resources of Germany's Ufa Studios, director F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu, Sunrise) orchestrated a colossal adaptation of Goethe's FAUST that ranks alongside Fritz Lang's Metropolis as the greatest achievement of the German silent cinema. Gösta Ekman is Faust and Emil Jannings stars as the diabolical Mephisto, delivering a performance of operatic scale and intensity. FAUST was Murnau's last German film. Directly afterward he moved to the U.S. to begin his American directing career.

Join us after the film for CineClub, a community discussion in The Paramount bar about the film, covering silent film trivia questions and exploring silent film in general. CineClub host is Jane K. Brown, Joff Hanauer Distinguished Professor for Western Civilization Emerita at the University of Washington. A former president of the Goethe Society of North America, she is best known for her work on Goethe's Faust, and has also written on history of drama from Shakespeare to Wagner.

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