Ah, this is cool -- and just in time for Halloween, too. (I'm guessing that was the general idea...)
If you're up for some weird cinema and eerie music in a tranquil urban-yet-green environment, well, tonight's your night. KUHF is putting on a set of old-timey silent films that'll be set to live music, meaning that there's an actual band/orchestra/etc. playing down there near the stage while the people up on the screen swoon and emote and all that. And tonight they're showing the classic, classic, classic vampire movie (generally recognized, I believe, to be the first vampire movie ever made) Nosferatu.
If you've never seen it, well, it's based on Bran Stoker's Dracula (although apparently the filmmakers couldn't get the rights to the book, so they had to change the names of the characters), it was filmed in honest-to-God Slovakia back in 1922, and it's very strange, very German, kinda creepy, and definitely groundbreaking. (And yes, it's the film that John Malkovich & Willem Dafoe are making in Shadow of the Vampire, which isn't nearly as interesting a movie as this one.) Austin's Golden Arm Trio will be there, too, playing the original score to the film, which means this'll be doubly cool.
Best of all, it'll be outside, up in downtown at Discovery Green, which I still have yet to visit but which I hear is pretty nice for an in-downtown park. The whole deal's free to the public, and it kicks off at 7:30PM -- no clue what the seating's like, so if you're going to go, I'd show up super-duper early...
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