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September 2 - 3, 2017

Night of the Vampire

The latest HFA annual movie marathon offers thoughtful self-reflection for those unnaturally wedded to all-night lifestyles. A stylistically diverse journey through cinematic and historic time, this series of innovative vampire films follows creatures of the night as they emerge sophisticatedly from the campier mists of myth and move cautiously into the modern day, with all of its technological advances, style, alienation and—by the late 80s—deep-seated ennui and postmodern disillusion sucking out some of the glamour and inviting in the more philosophic and mundane aspects of eternal living. Squeamish or scrupled vampires arise, as well as those whose plights may be masking a fear of intimacy. Some things do remain—vampirism always converges either physically or metaphorically with sex—yet by the precarious crack of dawn, Park Chan-Wook’s thirsty vampires wreak inexplicable, gory havoc on Bram Stoker’s rules and on this ancient genre.


$12 Special Event Tickets
Saturday September 2 at 7pm

Dracula’s Daughter

Directed by Lambert Hillyer. With Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill
US 1936, 35mm, b/w, 72 min

Print courtesy Universal Pictures.

Horror of Dracula

Directed by Terence Fisher. With Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough
UK 1958, 35mm, color, 82 min

Print courtesy Warner Bros.

The Hunger

Directed by Tony Scott. With Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon
US 1983, 35mm, color, 97 min

 

Near Dark

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. With Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen
US 1987, 35mm, color, 95 min

 

Nadja

Directed by Michael Almereyda. With Elina Löwensohn, Peter Fonda, Suzy Amis
US 1995, 35mm, b/w, 92 min

 

Trouble Every Day

Directed by Claire Denis. With Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle
France/Germany/Japan 2001, 35mm, color, 101 min. French & English with English subtitles

 

Thirst (Bakjwi)

Directed by Park Chan-Wook. With Song Kang-Ho, Kim Ok-Bin, Kim Hae-Suk
South Korea 2009, 35mm, color, 133 min. Korean, English & French with English subtitles

 

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