Oct. 23, 1997
Vol. 17, No. 3

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    Terrifying tale of Faust on big screen

    Rockefeller Chapel continues its tradition of silent-movie screenings with a Halloween showing of Murnau's 1926 film, Faust, preceded by Koko's Earth Control, a cartoon short from 1928. Organist Wolfgang Ruebsam will improvise an original score to accompany the films, which will be shown at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Faust -- noted for its scenery and Murnau's successful experiments with light and movement -- is based on Goethe's terrifying tale of the dealings between Doctor Faust and Mephisto, the devil.

    This year's event will open with a new feature: a Halloween costume contest, judged by Alison Boden, Dean of Rockefeller Chapel; John Boyer, Dean of the College; and President Sonnenschein.

    Tickets are $7, $5 for students with ID, and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 702-2100.