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Supernatural Silents: Häxan
September 1, 2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Experience silent cinema like never before as we welcome The Old Police House Collective to breathe new life into Benjamin Christensen’s classic silent horror film Häxan through a live electronic-based score, a score unique to this performance.
Based partly on a 15th-century German guide for inquisitors, Häxan is a study of how superstition and the misunderstanding of diseases and mental illness could lead to the hysteria of the witch-hunts and features the meticulous recreation of medieval scenes. Banned in the United States and heavily censored in other countries for what were considered at the time graphic depictions of torture, nudity, and sexual perversion, this 1922 classic is now considered to be a great and hugely influential early horror film.
The Old Police House Collective excels at experimental art and music. Spearheaded by musicians Mariam Rezaei and Adam Denton, the Collective counts a multitude of creatives amongst their numbers, including Dawn Bothwell, DJ Mark Wardlaw, artist, author and musician Ant Macari and guitarist and DJ Ian Adams.
With a live music accompaniment featuring electronics, guitars, vocals, zithers and drum machines, these talented artists will create an immersive soundtrack for this slice of film history unlike anything you’ve heard before.
Refreshments will be available on the night and tickets for this event also grant access to the whole site throughout the day from 10 am to the end of the performance. Ticket holders are welcome to come and go as often as they like across the day.
Age restriction: 15+
General Admission – £10
Unlimited Pass Holders and Friends of the World of Bede – £9
Tickets are available from the Bede Museum reception or over the phone on +44 (0)191 424 1585 during public opening times, online with no booking fees at http://bit.ly/JH_Haxan