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Fall Movie Series at Hammond Castle Museum
October 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
One event on October 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm
One event on November 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm
One event on November 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Hammond Castle Museum is once again teaming up with Cape Ann Cinema as we present a “ Fall Movie Series” of four classic movies. Internationally acclaimed silent film live accompanist, Peter Krasinski returns to perform during three silent movies this season. Doors open at 6:45 pm and the show begins at 7:00 pm. Parking is always free.
October 17th – NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR (1922) – POSTPONED
An unofficial (and unauthorized) adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula,” this German Expressionist masterpiece from F.W. Murnau features Max Schreck’s patently creepy performance as the iconic “Count Orlok.” (The production company, Prana Film, declared itself bankrupt after the film’s release to avoid paying for copyright infringement to Stoker’s widow).
October 24th – THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925)
Horror icon Lon Chaney, known as “The Man of 1,000 Faces,” plays the frightful titular character in this spectacular (but legendarily troubled) production adapting Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel about a deformed organist who lurks about the Paris Opera House, smitten by a beautiful singer (Mary Philbin). While the film is in black-and-white, various scenes are tinted to convey various moods, and the haunting “Bal Masqué” scene was highlighted by using an early 2-strip Technicolor process.
November 12th – ROBIN HOOD (1922)
The swashbuckling Douglas Fairbanks stars with Wallace Beery in one of the most expensive movies of the 1920s (and the first to have a glitzy Hollywood premiere). The swashbuckling Fairbanks plays the dashing Earl of Huntingdon, who, after returning from the Crusades, adopts the moniker Robin Hood in order to defeat the treacherous Prince John, who has usurped the throne of the kind King Richard the Lion-Hearted.
November 21st- HIGHLANDER: 35TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING (1986)
While this 1980s video store staple spawned many sequels and TV series, “There can be only one,” to quote the movie’s most quoted line. This modern sword-and-sorcery stars one-time Tarzan Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod (of the Clan MacLeod!), an immortal 16th-century Scottish Highlander living in 20th-century New York, who becomes embroiled in a fight to the death with other immortals, with the ultimate prize being the mysterious “Prize” (the power of all the immortals who have ever lived. Great performances by bad boy Clancy Brown as the evil Kurgan, and Sean Connery as MacLeod’s friend and mentor, Ramírez (a Spaniard… with a Scottish accent… but born in ancient Egypt). Featuring a great soundtrack by Queen.