More Art premieres NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito, 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.
Resetting Friedrich W. Murnau’s classic 1922 film Nosferatu in contemporary New York City, Mastrovito and his team of 12 artists have created over 35,000 original drawings to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The reimagined storyline and title-cards of NYsferatu were made in collaboration with recent immigrants and English as new language learners. The film is accompanied by an original musical improvisation by CUP featuring Nels Cline of Wilco and Yuka C. Honda of Cibo Matto.
Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair and a warm sweatshirt, just in case it gets chilly. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted