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Instituto Italiano Di Cultura Toronto — NYSFERATU: Symphony of a Century
October 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pmFree
NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito is a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement to create a powerful and poignant statement about the horrors of the unknown and the inspiring search for liberty.
NYsferatu is a rotoscope recreation of Friedrich W. Murnauâ€™s seminal 1922 film Nosferatu, itself an adaptation of Bram Stokerâ€™s Dracula. Each background scene has been entirely redrawn to set the film in present day New York City. Taking the first step in a three-year process, Mastrovito and a team of 12 artists drew each background three times to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The artist, whose installations have captivated viewers throughout Europe and New York, aimed to create a summary of our times, a kind of â€œeverybody’s biographyâ€ using cinema as a popular language. Viewers of all ages should expect to see many familiar images in the film including iconic New York City landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Freedom Tower as well as countless visual references to our current economic and political climate, rewarding multiple viewings.
Andrea Mastrovito is an italian multi-media artist (born 1978 in Bergamo) now New York-based. http://www.andreamastrovito.com/
The film is accompanied by an original musical score composed and performed live by Maurizio Guarini. Maurizio Guarini is a keyboardist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, best known as a member of the progressive rock band Goblin, known for their soundtrack work. They frequently collaborate with Dario Argento, most notably creating soundtracks for Profondo Rosso in 1975 and Suspiria in 1977. http://www.maurizioguarini.com/
Nysferatu is presented in collaboration with Innis College.
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