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Newly restored. Inspired by the German legend and by Goethe's classic tale, Murnau's Faust tells the story of an alchemist (played by Gosta Ekman) who, struggling with his faith amidst a devastating plague, is offered the power to cure and the gift of youth ... in exchange for his soul.…
The Haunted Castle
Before plumbing the depths of horror and despair with such films as Faust and The Last Laugh, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau tested the waters with this moody drama of a storm-bound manor and the grim mystery that lurks within.
Modern Moliere: Tartuffe
Part of the Series: Modern Moliere
Moliere's Most Famous Comedy Set in Contemporary Los Angeles. Based on the Classic Play, Tartuffe or The Hypocrite. This contemporary of Moliere's classical comedy, Tartuffe is the timeless story of a religious impostor who tries to steal his wealthy benefactor's wife, daughter and fortune. Set in modern-day Los Angeles and…
An unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, NOSFERATU is the quintessential silent vampire film, crafted by legendary German director F. W. Murnau. Rather than depicting Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau's Graf Orlok (as portrayed by Max Schreck) is a nightmarish, spidery creature of bulbous head and…
Der Blaue Engel (Blue Angel)
Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh, Faust, Othello), the quintessential German expressionist actor, stars as Professor Rath, the sexually-repressed instructor of a boys' prep school. After learning of the pupils' infatuation with French postcards depicting a local nightclub songstress, he decides to personally investigate the source of such indecency. But as…
Perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films, Metropolis had for 75 years been seen only in shortened or truncated versions. Now, restored in Germany with state-of-the-art digital technology, under the supervision of the Murnau Foundation, and with the original 1927 orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz added, Metropolis…
Finances Of The Grand Duke
In Murnau's playful espionage thriller reminiscent of Ernst Lubitsch (who had recently left Germany for Hollywood), Harry Liedtke stars as a benevolent dictator who must preserve the tiny nation of Abacco by fending off creditors, wooing a wealthy Russian princess, and evading a band of demonic conspirators.
Modern Moliere
The Best of Moliere Retold for a Modern Audience. Two of the Worlds Greatest Literary Classics with a Modern Twist - Students can explore and interpret the universal themes presented by the Frances most famous 17th century playwright, through a contemporary production that takes place more than three centuries later.…
Sunrise/Sunset - A Day in the Life of the Dalai Lama
The daily life of the Dalai Lama is brought home with remarkable intimacy in Sunrise/Sunset. Granted total access to His Holiness for 24 hours, this is a day in the life of the Dalai Lama from when he wakes up at 3AM until his bedtime at dusk.
Double Headed Eagle
A fascinating experiment in documentary filmmaking, THE DOUBLE HEADED EAGLE charts the stealthy rise of the Nazi party in the wake of World War I.
The Hypocrites
HYPOCRITES is an amazingly complex film in both narrative and technique, following the parallel stories of an early Christian ascetic and a modern minister, with most actors in dual roles. Gabriel (Courteney Foote) is a medieval monk who devotes himself to completing a statue of "Truth," only to be murdered…
Modern Moliere: The Misanthrope
Part of the Series: Modern Moliere
Moliere's Best Known Comedy set in Contemporary Los Angeles. Based on the Classic Play, The Misanthrope. In this modern adaptation of Moliere's classical comedy The Misanthrope, ageless themes of misguided love are hilariously retold. Alceste, a reclusive curmudgeon, is disenchanted with the world. He falls in love with the flirtatious…