TRANSIT goes for the high spook-factor on November 14 at Cornell University.
We will be performing our original score to the 1922 silent Swedish/Danish film Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages. Directed by Benjamin Christensen, Häxan was banned and heavily censored in the USA because of its graphic nature. It is an incredible work, and we anticipate the setting of Cornell University’s Sage Chapel to be the perfect setting for this film!
Showtime is 7pm. The film is subtitled and runs 1 hour and 45 minutes. Admission is free. You might want to leave the young ones at home for this – it is not a tame film! Häxan is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Surrealism and Magic at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. You can thank these folks for organizing the event: Johnson Museum and Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections and Cornell University’s Kroch Library. Supported in part by the Cornell Council for the Arts, Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival, French Studies Program, Cornell Cinema, Department of Music, and the Wharton Studio Museum.
Basic info here.
Here’s the film on youtube – with a very different musical score than ours!
Sage Chapel: 147 Hoplaza, Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850