Saturday, July 31, 2010

'Bela Lugosi's Dead, Vampires Live Forever' at BAM

Either calendarly confused or as eager to ditch this brutal summer and get started with Halloween season as I am, the BAMcinématek is inundating its August repertoire with the undead. The Brooklyn Academy of Music's all-vampire program titled 'Bela Lugosi's Dead, Vampires Live Forever' takes flight on August 4 with the first great vampire feature, F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu (featuring live piano accompaniment by Ben Model). The program continues through September with an additional 32 films ranging from the Universal classics Browning's Dracula and Dracula's Daughter to Hammer's Horror of Dracula and The Brides of Dracula to vampire comedies (The Fearless Vampire Killers, vampire sci-fi (Planet of the Vampires, Innocent Blood), vampire blaxploitation (Blacula), vampire softcore (The Vampire Lovers), vampire westerns (Near Dark), subtle, arty vampires (Martin, The Hunger), and unsubtle, arty vampires (The Addiction).

All shows are a bloodsucking $12, which may sound insanely expensive if you're not from New York (and may sound insanely expensive even if you are).

BAMcinématek is located at 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

The full schedule is:

Wednesday, August 4
6:50, 9:15pm: Nosferatu
Live piano accompaniment from Ben Model

Thursday, August 5
4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: Vampire Lovers

Friday, August 6
2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: Drácula (1931 Spanish language version) preceded by Le Vampire

Saturday, August 7
2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: Horror of Dracula

Sunday, August 8
2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: Nosferatu the Vampyre

Tuesday, August 10
4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: Dracula’s Daughter

Wednesday, August 11
4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: Dracula Has Risen From the Grave

Monday, August 30
4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: Count Yorga, Vampire

Tuesday, August 31
7pm: Nadja
Q&A with director Michael Almereyda

Thursday, September 2

6:50, 9:15pm: Vampyr

Friday, September 3
2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: The Fearless Vampire Killers

Saturday, September 4
2, 6:50pm: Planet of the Vampires
4:30, 9:15pm: Lifeforce

Tuesday, September 7
4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: Blacula

Saturday, September 11
2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary

Sunday, September 12
2, 6:50pm: The Brides of Dracula
4:30, 9:15pm: John Carpenter’s Vampires

Monday, September 13
6:50, 9:15pm: Martin

Tuesday, September 14
6:50, 9:15pm: Near Dark

Wednesday, September 15
4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: The Hunger

Friday, September 17
2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: Trouble Every Day

Saturday, September 18
2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: Let the Right One In

Sunday, September 19
3, 6, 9pm: Bram Stoker’s Dracula
6:50, 9:15pm: Dracula preceded by Intimate Interviews: Bela Lugosi

Tuesday, September 21
6:50, 9:15pm: Mr. Vampire II

Wednesday, September 22
6:50, 9:15pm: Thrill of the Vampire

Thursday, September 23

4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: Vampire’s Kiss

Monday, September 27

6:50, 9:15pm: Innocent Blood

Tuesday, September 28
6:50, 9:15pm: The Velvet Vampire

Wednesday, September 29
6:50, 9:15pm: The Addiction

Thursday, September 30
4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm: The Last Man on Earth

Visit BAM's 'Bela Lugosi's Dead, Vampires Live Forever' page here.
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