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Kinonik in association with St. Lawrence Arts presents F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu, with live piano accompaniment by Carolyn Swartz, December 17, 2018

F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) is the stuff of nightmares. This hauntingly stylized take on Dracula has never been surpassed for creepiness thanks to Max Schreck’s Count Orlok (AKA the bird of death) and the costuming department. The original German title “Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens” translates as “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.” Seldom are movies titled so perfectly. Featuring live piano accompaniment by Carolyn Swartz. Dec. 17, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts. $8.

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Because film matters

Believing in the value of the shared cinema experience, we launched KINONIK as a non-profit in 2015 to promote and support the study of cinema through theatrical screenings projected from film.

We screen films throughout Portland and are currently teaming up with St. Lawrence Arts Center to show films in its historic hall monthly this summer and fall. Our screenings include context about the films and the chance to talk about them following the shows.

Upcoming KINONIK shows at the St. Lawrence

  • Nosferatu (with live piano accompaniment by Carolyn Swartz), December 17, 7 P.M. ($8) Tickets available online, and at the door
  • Battleship Potemkin (with live music), January 3, 2019, 7 P.M. ($8)

Recent KINONIK shows at the St. Lawrence

  • The General (with live piano accompaniment by Carolyn Swartz), November 12, 7 P.M.
  • The Informer, October 22, 7 P.M.
  • Pandora’s Box (with live piano accompaniment by Carolyn Swartz), Aug. 23, 7 P.M.
  • On the Waterfront, July 26 at 7 P.M.

Kinonik screens 16mm films from the donated collection of Juris Ubans, whose eclectic selections offer a rich overview of film from the early days of cinema to the 60s. Our 250-film collection is comprised of the familiar (Chaplin, Pabst, Renoir, Truffaut) and the less-known (McLaren, Tsarevitch, Sucksdorff).

Join us in the shared darkness to rediscover the power of 24 fps communal cinema.

About Us

 

Our Mission

KINONIK’s mission is to promote and support the study of cinema through theatrical screenings projected from film.

Our Goals

  • To introduce the value of a cinematic experience to a new generation of filmgoers.
  • To generate thoughtful dialogue about cinema.
  • To establish an appropriate home for film education resources.
  • To foster a knowledgeable and vibrant appreciation of the art of film.

 

Our Board

James Cradock, Andy Graham, Skylar Kelly, Nick Loukes, and Peter Weed.

Our Collection

KINONIK screens 16mm films from the donated collection of Juris Ubans, whose eclectic selections offer a rich overview of film from the early days of cinema to the 60s. Our 250-film collection is comprised of the familiar (Chaplin, Pabst Renoir, Truffaut) and the less-known (McLaren, Sarevitch, Sucksdorf).

Your Support

Sharing our films costs money. Licensing fees, conservation and storage costs add up. Your support makes our work possible.

To support KINONIK, donate securely, quickly online by clicking this handy Donate button:

Donations may also be mailed to KINONIK, care of Peter Weed, 33 Chamberlain Ave., Portland, Maine, 04101. For more information, contact Peter Weed at 207.415.9086 or peter@kinonik.org.

KINONIK is a 501c3 organization. Donations are tax deductible.