6/15, 8PM - F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu with Live Score!

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

With a New Live Score by Maxx McGathey, Performed by Gramps the Vamp!


Composer/keyboardist Maxx McGathey reimagines the 1922 horror classic Nosferatu with a new score featuring the signature “funk-noir” style of his band Gramps The Vamp. Commissioned and premiered in 2017 by The Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Parks, the work combines elements of funk, rock, jazz, balkan, and chamber music to capture the haunting, beautiful, and infectious nature of the vampire film that has enthralled audiences for nearly a century.

Maxx McGathey is the leader of the Chicago based group Gramps The Vamp, which has become known for its dark funk grooves and '70s pulp cinema aesthetic. The band has released two full length albums, toured coast to coast, and has had songs featured in the independent films Call Me Brother and Demonoid (1971), the latter of which also features an original score by McGathey. In addition to his work with Gramps The Vamp, McGathey has performed, composed, or recorded for many Chicago-based artists such Pip Pip, Secret Colours, and Divino Niño. He has also performed at many top festivals and venues such as SXSW, Ruido Fest, House of Blues Chicago, Metro Chicago, Lincoln Hall, Austin Psych Fest, and Edgefest.


Suggested donation: $15

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