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Organ concerts
Destiny. NFM Organ Cinema
18.08
Thu.
7:30 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Programme:

Destiny, dir. Fritz Lang (1921)  – a silent film show with music improvised live

Performers:

Michał Kocot – organ

Duration:
105 min
Venue:
NFM, Main Hall
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
Tickets:
from 25 to 55 zł

NFM Organ Cinema is a series of meetings with the cinematography of the 1920s and live improvised music. Silent shows of famous films at the boundary of science fiction, horror and fantasy will be enriched by the monumental sound of the NFM organ, which will be played by prominent Polish artists: Tomasz Głuchowski, Filip Presseisen, Adam Tański and Michał Kocot.

Metropolis from 1927 is a highly acclaimed film directed by Fritz Lang, who is also considered the leading film director of German expressionism of the interwar period. Metropolis is an attempt to present a dystopian vision of a world in which the community is divided into two classes: a privileged group of intellectuals overseeing the functioning of the system, and workers – an exploited group, indispensable for the life of the city. The work gained great fame and significantly influenced the development of cinematography, but also popular culture – i Queen, Madonna and Freddie Mercury referred to it in their songs and video clips. The screening of the film will be accompanied by improvisations by Tomasz Głuchowski and DJ Michał Macewicz.

As part of the NFM Organ Cinema series, the audience will also see Lang’s lesser-known work, Destiny. The film in three acts tells the story of a woman who wants to save her beloved from death. The common denominator of the episodes is one thought – no one can escape demise. The ordeal of the perplexed heroine will be accompanied by organist Michał Kocot.

Created in 1922, Nospheratu - Symphony of Horror by Murnau is one of the first horror films in the history of cinema. It was based on a slightly modified plot of Dracula by Bram Stoker. The film is about the vampire Nospheratu – Count Orlok, played by Max Schreck. The actor presented the character so authentically that his acting became the subject of fierce discussions, and his name became synonymous with evil, because the German word “Schreck” means “fear”. The story of the formidable bloodsucker will be enriched by  improvisations by Filip Presseisen.

The penultimate of the screenings planned for the summer vacation will be The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, directed by Robert Wiene in 1920. It is considered a film representing the German expressionism, which had a huge impact on the development of cinematography. Dr Caligari is, in fact, the figure of an itinerant hypnotist who has come to a town. After a series of mysterious killings in its area, the people suspect that the title character may be the perpetrator. The unusual visual setting for the characteristically styled scenery influencing the perception of the story was created by three painters: Walter Reimann, Hermann Warm and Walter Röhrig. The sound layer for this silent film will be created by Adam Tański’s organ improvisations. Join us for the NFM Organ Cinema evenings during the summer holidays!

Metropolis. NFM Organ Cinema
Tomasz Głuchowski / Michał Macewicz
14.07
Thu.
7:30 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Nospheratu – a Symphony of Horror. NFM Organ Cinema
Filip Presseisen
28.07
Thu.
7:30 PM
NFM, Main Hall
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. NFM Organ Cinema
Adam Tański
10.08
Wed.
7:30 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Tomasz Adam Nowak's Organ Recital
NFM Organ Series
16.11
Wed.
7:30 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Piotr Rojek's Organ Recital
NFM Organ Series
18.01
Wed.
7:30 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Mari Fukumoto's Organ Recital
NFM Organ Series
08.03
Wed.
7:30 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Marcin Szelest's Organ Recital
NFM Organ Series
19.04
Wed.
7:30 PM
NFM, Main Hall

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