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Classic Film ‘Faust’ Gets Organ Improv Showing at TAMIU Posted: 10/20/16

Classic Film ‘Faust’ Gets Organ Improv Showing at TAMIU

 

Faust Film Still
A film classic will live again.  

Treat yourself to an early Halloween goodie, a screening of the silent film classic “Faust,” at the next Texas A&M International University Music on the Menu Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

TAMIU organist and assistant professor Dr. Colin Campbell will provide a live improvisation on the Sharkey Corrigan Organ, creating an experience that replicates how silent movies were originally presented with orchestral, or primarily organ accompaniment.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The German film, released in 1926, is a retelling of the myth of a man who sells his soul to the devil in order to be young and powerful. The film was directed by F. W. Murnau who also directed “Nosferatu, ” last year’s Halloween-themed featured silent movie at TAMIU, also offered with Dr. Campbell’s live improvisation.

For more information, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, email prmis@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.