Halloween On Screen
October 30 - November 3


NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF HORROR
The Halloween Classic
One Night Only!
Friday, October 31, 7:00 & 9:30

Casting a long and terrifying shadow over the genre, German silent-film master F.W. Murnau's uncredited appropriation of Bram Stoker's DRACULA set the standard for all vampire flicks to come. Max Schreck's monstrous Count Orlock is singularly frightening, repulsive and beastly where Bela Lugosi was courtly and Christopher Lee seductive.

DIR F.W. Murnau; SCR Henrik Galeen; PROD Enrico Dieckmann and Albin Grau. Germany, 1922, b&w, 81 min. NOT RATED

Washington, DC ensemble Silent Orchestra --keyboardist Carlos Garza and percussionist Rich O'Meara--will once again accompany NOSFERATU with their acclaimed original score, by turns dreamlike, ambient, thundering and hell-bent.

Emceed by WTOP's James White
James White has been an active member of the Washington media for over 30 years, and is currently a News Anchor and Reporter with WTOP Radio, and On-Air Host for Maryland Public Television (MPT).

Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 AFI Members, $5 children under 12.

Friday, October 31, 7:00, 9:30

This is a no pass engagement.

Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

WALLACE AND GROMIT CURSE OF THE WERE RABBIT

As the annual Giant Vegetable Competition draws near and "vege-mania" sweeps the neighborhood, Wallace and his loyal canine sidekick Gromit are raking in big bucks with their humane pest-control outfit, Anti-Pesto. When a mysterious, vegetable-ravaging beast begins attacking the town's crops at night, the competition hostess, Lady Tottington, commissions Anti-Pesto to catch it and save the day. To do so, Wallace and Gromit must outwit Lady Tottington's snobby suitor, Victor Quartermaine, who wants to shoot the beast, secure the title of local hero and thus win Lady Tottington's hand in marriage. As our two heroes soon discover, more than just the fate of the competition depends upon their success.

DIR Steve Box, Nick Park; SCR Bob Baker, Steve Box, Mark Burton; PROD Claire Jennings, Peter Lord, Nick Park, Carla Shelley, David Sproxton. UK, 2005, color, 85 min. RATED G

Thurs, October 30, 5:00; Friday, October 31, 5:00; Saturday, November 1, 5:45; Sunday, November 2, 5:15

AFI Member passes accepted.

Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

ROSEMARY'S BABY

Adapted by Roman Polanski from Ira Levin's bestseller. Mia Farrow and her husband, John Cassavetes, move into a new apartment building, where they're instantly befriended by its aggressively affable elderly denizens, led by Sidney Blackmer and Ruth Gordon (who would win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress). Turns out they have some plans for sweet, unwitting Farrow, which involve arranging for Satan to sire her baby. Polanski keeps the creeping sense of horror palpable as the film unfolds into a fugue of paranoia as Rosemary begins to grasp what is happening to her. (note courtesy Salon.com)

DIR/SCR Roman Polanski, based on the novel by Ira Levin; PROD William Castle. US, 1968, color, 136 min. RATED R

Thursday, October 30, 7:00; Saturday, November 1, 7:45; Sunday, November 2, 7:05; Monday, November 3, 9:00

AFI Member passes accepted.

Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

George Romero's classic is one of the horror genre's best and most influential films. The low budget thriller broke the color barrier with the casting of an African-American man as the hero--the rational man of action against unrelenting living dead in search of live flesh. Trapped in this nightmare with him are a young couple, a bewildered family of three, and a young woman who loses her brother early on in a most unsettling manner. Flying in the face of convention and viewer expectations at every turn, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is as vibrant and socially relevant today as it was 40 years ago.

DIR/SCR George A. Romero; SCR John Russo; PROD Karl Hardman, Russell W. Streiner. US, 1968, b&w, 96 min. NOT RATED

Thursday, October 30, 9:45; Saturday, November 1, 10:30; Sunday, November 2, 9:45

AFI Member passes accepted.

Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.