Nosferatu - Silent Horror Film

City of Gaithersburg Presents

Nosferatu - Silent Horror Film

Live Musical Accompaniment by Andrew Earle Simpson, Introduced by Arch Campbell, Beer Tasting by True Respite

Fri · October 26, 2018

6:00 pm

$5.00 - $12.00

This event is 12 and over

A Halloween tradition, this 1922 silent adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula is regarded as one of the most terrifying horror films of all time. Arch Campbell introduces this gothic tale that started cinema's love affair with vampires as Andrew E. Simpson, one of America's foremost silent film musicians, provides live piano accompaniment.

Andrew E. Simpson is Resident Film Accompanist for the National Gallery of Art and his silent film scores have been broadcast on the Turner Classic Movies more.

Beer tasting at 6 p.m. includes samples + 1 full pour. Must be 21 to purchase alcohol. Film at 7:30 p.m.

Advance: $5 Film • $10 Film+Beer Tasting

Day of Event: $8 Film • $12 Film+Beer Tasting 

Nosferatu - Silent Horror Film
Nosferatu - Silent Horror Film
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; or simply Nosferatu) is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film, shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897). Various names and other details were changed from the novel: for instance, "vampire" became "Nosferatu" and "Count Dracula" became "Count Orlok".

Stoker's heirs sued over the adaptation, and a court ruling ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. However, a few prints of Nosferatu survived, and the film came to be regarded as an influential masterpiece of cinema.

The film was released in the United States on 3 June 1929, seven years after its original premiere in Germany.

Live Musical Accompaniment by Andrew Earle Simpson
Live Musical Accompaniment by Andrew Earle Simpson
Andrew Earle Simpson is an acclaimed composer, pianist, organist, and conductor who seeks organic connections between music and other disciplines. A composer of opera, silent film, orchestral, chamber, choral, dance, and vocal music, his musical works make multi-faceted, intimate connections with literature, visual art, and film, reflecting his own interest in linking music with the wider world, an approach which he calls “humanistic music.”

As one of America’s foremost silent film musicians, Simpson specializes in silent film accompaniment, and has performed and conducted his solo, chamber, and orchestral film scores across the United States, Europe, and South America. He is Resident Film Accompanist at the National Gallery of Art and regularly featured accompanist at the Library of Congress’ Mt. Pony Theater in Culpeper, VA.

Simpson’s chamber, choral, and silent film music has been recorded on Naxos, Albany, Fleur de Son Classics, Capstone, Athena, and other labels. His silent film scores have been broadcast on the Turner Classic Movies Channel, and many of his silent film piano and chamber scores are available on DVD through Kino-Lorber, Flicker Alley, Olive Films, and All Day Entertainment.

Andrew Simpson is Ordinary (Full) Professor of Music at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

For more information, works lists, and recordings, visit
Introduced by Arch Campbell
Introduced by Arch Campbell
Arch Campbell has reported on movies, theatre and entertainment in Washington, DC and nationally since the 1970s. The Washington Post calls him a "local legend." His career includes 32 years at NBC and NBC4 television, as well as eight years with WJLA-TV News and sister station News Channel 8. His movie and entertainment reports continue as co-host of "At the Movies with Arch and Ann," a weekly podcast with Washington Post lead film critic Ann Hornaday.

Campbell moved to DC from his native Texas in 1974, joining NBC-owned WRC-TV News as a feature reporter. He went on to create that station’s entertainment beat, hosting twice-daily segments on the local news. NBC syndicated Arch’s movie reviews nationally. From 1985-1990, he hosted The Arch Campbell Show, a late night comedy forum and ratings hit which won more than a dozen EMMY awards.

In 2007, Arch brought his movie and theater reviews to ABC-7 News. He created The Arch Campbell Show for News Channel 8, a comedy entertainment show which grew into the channel's most watched program.

In 2015, Washingtonian Magazine named him a "Washingtonian of the Year" as one of the city's leading arts advocates. He has won eight EMMY awards. The National Capitol Radio TV Museum honored him with the Ed Walker Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

Arch supports several Washington, DC charities including the Avalon Theatre, Sibley Hospital and the Community Foundation for Greater Washington. A Colon Cancer survivor, he mentors patients going through treatment and advocates for colonoscopies. He and his wife Gina sponsor the Jean Longwith Scholarship Fund at San Antonio College in his home town. Arch graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor's degree in Radio/TV/Film and a Master's degree in Journalism.
Beer Tasting by True Respite
Beer Tasting by True Respite
Our story started when Co-Founder Brendan O'Leary set his phone's alarm for 5 minutes before midnight: January 18th, 2008. That 5-minute window gave him just enough time to wake up, wander through his empty house down to the fridge, grab a cold brew of choice, and head back to his dimly lit room. Then, right at the crack of twelve, he took a hearty gulp and welcomed himself to the ripe age of 21.

Although the rest of the house was dark and still, that moment still burns brightly in his mind. His discovery of craft beer while off starting an internship 516 miles from his friends back at Georgia Tech quickly turned into a home brewing hobby meant to pass the time. That hobby turned into a passion; that passion turned into a dream. Today, that dream is becoming True Respite.

Although they'd been dating for nearly two years, it wasn't until 2011 that Brendan finally convinced Co-Founder Bailey O'Leary to join a brew day. She immediately fell in love with the marriage of art and science found in home brewing. Even more so, she became inspired by the culture surrounding the craft beer movement. Her appetite for embracing new beers in new environments became insatiable as she soaked in every detail of each local brewery experience. For her, the wholeness of the social and cultural moment was every bit as crucial as the tasting of the beer itself.

Energized by the growing scene, Brendan and Bailey spent four of the next five years living in Denver, CO, soaking in the vibe of every local brewery and tap room they could find. Together, after drinking great beer and conversing with former strangers, they often discussed what made each visit special. These shared thoughts and experiences eventually snowballed into a vision for the “perfect” craft beer experience.

Now, True Respite Brewing Company is the culmination of an ever-growing love for the craft beer moment. Creating these moments of true respite, where great beer and a relaxed environment turn strangers into friends, is our primary mission.

In the end, we just want to see you all happy.
Venue Information:
Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Road
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878