LEWISTON, Idaho – The first of three “LC State’s Not Seen on Netflix Film Series” foreign horror movies begins this Wednesday with the showing of Vampyr at 7 p.m. in the Teleconference Communications Classroom inside the Lewis-Clark State College library.
The screening is free and open to the public.
Vampyr is a 1932 film directed by Danish director Theodor Dreyer. It was written by Dreyer and Christen Jul based on an 1872 collection of supernatural stories in the book “In a Glass Darkly” written by J. Sheridan Le Fanu. Vampyr was funded by Nicolas de Gunzburg who stars in the film under the name of Julian West. He plays the role of Allan Gary, a student of the occult who enters the village of Courtempierre, which is under the curse of a vampire.
Because Vampyr was Dreyer’s first sound film and was required to be recorded in three languages, very little dialogue is used in the film. Much of the story is told with title cards like a silent film.
The 73-minute film will be followed by a discussion.
Other screenings scheduled for the fall semester include Diabolique (1955) on Oct. 20 and Blood and Black Lace (1964) on Nov. 17. Both also are at 7 p.m. in the TCC room and are free and open to the public.
The “LC State’s Not Seen on Netflix Film Series” began last year by Jennifer Anderson and Kimberly Tolson, members of the LC State Humanities Division faculty. For more information on the series, contact Anderson at [email protected].