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Nosferatu with live soundtrack by The Invincible Czars

March 14

Germany | 1922 | 84 Minutes | F.W. Murnau

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
For over a decade, Austin music ensemble The Invincible Czars have been crafting original silent film scores that combine rock and orchestral music. The group joins us for a special live performance accompanying F.W. Murnau's 1922 vampire classic Nosferatu, in an original score that blends their unique sound with vocals, sampling, and elements of Bela Bartok's “Six Romanian Folk Dances”.

Rosemary's Baby

February 12

USA | 1968 | 136 minutes | Roman Polanski

SIFF Film Center
Free for members! Only $5.00 General Admission | Roman Polanski’s masterpiece of slow-build horror and abject paranoia follows a young couple (Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes) who move into a new apartment building populated by a coven of Satan worshiping witches, including the divine Ruth Gordon in an Academy Award® winning performance.

The Craft

February 12

USA | 1996 | 101 minutes | Andrew Fleming

SIFF Film Center
Free for members! Only $5.00 General Admission | In this 90’s classic, a new student at a Catholic prep high school becomes friends with three outcast girls – who also happen to be members of a teenage witch’s coven. Filled with wonderfully quotable dialogue, genuine scares, and a gloriously unhinged performance from Fairuza Balk. Get ready to call the corners! 35mm print!

The Devils

February 13

United Kingdom | 1971 | 111 minutes | Ken Russell

SIFF Film Center
Free for members! Only $5.00 General Admission | Ken Russell’s controversial classic chronicles the rise and fall of the unorthodox 17th-century priest Urbain Grandier (Oliver Reed), who builds a passionate following of nuns (some sexually obsessed) before being accused of witchcraft by the power-hungry Cardinal Richelieu. 35mm print, 111min original U.K. cut!

The Witch

Opens: February 19

USA | 2015 | 90 minutes | Robert Eggers

SIFF Cinema Egyptian
In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630. Winner of Best Director at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

The Witch sneak preview with director Robert Eggers in person

February 14

USA | 2015 | 90 minutes | Robert Eggers

SIFF Cinema Uptown  | Free Screening, Pass Required
Director Robert Eggers joins us in person for a sneak preview of this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, which brings together witchcraft, black magic, and possession to tell the riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.
Pass Required: Attend any of the Witches Brew films Feb 12 & 13 to receive a free pass good for two admissions to this special sneak preview.

Witchfinder General

February 13

United Kingdom | 1968 | 86 minutes | Michael Reeves

SIFF Film Center
Free for members! Only $5.00 General Admission | British director Michael Reeves elicited one of horror legend Vincent Price’s most sinister performances as Matthew Hopkins, a villainous persecutor who terrorizes 17th Century England by traveling from town to town barbarically wrenching confessions from "witches" and executing them, all in order to line his pockets. 35mm print!