RiverRun has two retro movie screenings coming up to mark the Halloween season – “Beetlejuice” at 7:30 p.m. on October 22 and a 100th anniversary screening of “Nosferatu” at 8 p.m. on October 28 at Marketplace Cinemas, 2095 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston – Salem.
Michael Keaton, Oscar winner Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder star in “Beetlejuice,” director Tim Burton’s comedic take on supernatural horror tales. Special guest will be Tom Ackerman, director of photography for “Beetlejuice” and professor of cinematography at UNCSA’s School of Film. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for students, or free with ID when accompanied by a ticketed parent or guardian.
A classic of silent film and the horror genre, “Nosferatu” is an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. Rather than portraying Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or a good-natured gentleman, Murnau’s Graf Orlok (as portrayed by Max Schreck) is a nightmarish, arachnid-like creature with a bulbous head and clawed claws – perhaps the ultimate embodiment. truly disturbing vampirism ever contemplated.
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“Nosferatu” distributor Kino Lorber describes the new digital presentation as “mastered from the acclaimed 35mm restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. Backed by an orchestral rendition of Hans Erdmann’s 1922 score, this edition offers unprecedented visual clarity and historical fidelity to the original version.
Renata Jackson, professor of film studies and assistant dean of academics at UNCSA’s School of Film, will present this classic film. RiverRun is also planning a visit from Count Orlok himself for fan photos for those brave enough.
The “Nosferatu” screening is free, but tickets are required at riverrunfilm.com.
Visit riverrunfilm.com for more information.
Aquaverse will debut on the East Coast October 19-31 at the Roar Brands Theater, 633 N. Liberty St., Winston-Salem.
Hours will be 4-9pm on October 19-20, 26-27; 4pm-1am Oct 21-22, 28-29; and noon-8 p.m. on October 23 and 30.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children at roarbrandstheatre.com.
The Yadkin Arts Council and Willingham Performing Arts Academy will present “The Wizard of Oz” at 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville.
Follow the yellow brick road to the magical land of Oz in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magic power of the house on the iconic musical score of the MGM film.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. October 20-23 and 3 p.m. October 23.
Tickets are $22 at yadkinarts.org.
The Hollywood Horror Show will feature the haunted attraction Salem’s Lot at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, Gate 7 at 569 Fairgrounds Blvd, Winston-Salem.
The attraction, which is executive produced by horror filmmaker Dean Jones and producer Starr Jones, will feature cinematic experiences from films including ‘Sinister’, ‘The Conjuring’, ‘Silent Hill’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ .
Hours of operation are 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight on weekends, October 20-31.
Admission is $30 per person at ticketmaster.com or at the door. Customers can add a fast pass for $15.
“Birds, Bats and Bones,” a two-person exhibition by Bryant Holsenbeck and Nicole Uzzell, presented by the Sawtooth School for Visual Art will run through October 25 at the Davis Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 215 N. Spruce St., Winston Salem.
The exhibition has over 30 pieces, including figurative works – birds and bats – by Holsenbeck and abstract paper sculptures – bones of birds and bats – by Uzzell. It includes sculptures previously made by the artists as well as those made specifically for “Birds, Bats and Bones”.
A closing event with the artists will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on October 25.
All sculptures are for sale.
The Queer Fear Film Festival takes place October 21-22 at Aperture Cinema, 311 West 4th St., Winston-Salem, and October 23 online at Eventive.
“Horror is a kind of doom and sadness, but it’s not tragic the way queer representation has traditionally been portrayed as terrible tragedy. It’s campy and it’s fun,” said Tiffany Albright , founder and director of the film festival.
Movie Block 1: 9 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Aperture Cinemas and 1 p.m. Oct. 23 online. PG 13 rating. “Unicorn”, short film, 14 minutes; “Nocturnal awakening”, short film, 8 minutes; “What it means to me to be a woman”, short, 28 minutes; “Birthday Parties”, short, 6 minutes; “Synonym of”, short, 12 minutes; “Franceska”, short, 7 minutes; “The cost of living”, short, 13 minutes.
Movie Block 2: 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Aperture Cinema and 4 p.m. Oct. 23 online. PG 13 rating. “Gonna Haunt”, short, 11 minutes. “Mystery Solved”, feature film, 94 minutes.
Movie Block 3: 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Aperture Cinema and 7 p.m. Oct. 23 online. For ages 16 and up. Some sexual content. “Water Rose”, short film, 4 minutes; “MEMENT”, short, 14 minutes; “Give It Back”, short, 5 minutes; “All the Way Down, This Time”, short, 20 minutes; “Sundown Town”, short, 10 minutes; “Here”, short, 8 minutes; “The devil in me”, 5-minute short film; “Twin”, short, 12 minutes; “#NOFILTER”, short, 13 minutes. “MonsterDykë”, short, 4 minutes.
Tickets are $12; and $30 for all-access passes to queerfearfilmfestival.com. All-access passes include three in-person scouting blocks and three online scouting blocks, plus a Queer Fear loot bag.
To find out more about the films, go to queerfearfilmfestival.com.
The Little Winston-Salem Theater will perform “Guys and Dolls” at the Hanesbrands Theater, 209 N. Spruce St. in Winston-Salem.
High-flying gamblers, a star-seeking showgirl and a determined missionary find love against all odds in this romantic musical. The score features classic songs, including “Luck Be a Lady Tonight” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”
Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on October 20 and 22 and at 2 p.m. on October 16, 22 and 23.
Tickets are $14-26 for adults (plus tax/fee), with discounts for students, seniors, and groups of 10 or more at 336-725-4001 or LTofWS.org.
“Guys and Dolls” runs about two and a half hours, including a 15-minute intermission. It is recommended from 11 years old.
Stokes County Arts Council presents a new exhibition of original artwork by Sarah Booze titled ‘Through the Woods’ until November 15 at Stokes County Arts Council’s Apple Gallery, 500 Main St .in Danbury.
Booze is originally from Stokes County, but her love for art, language and culture has taken her to travel and live in countries around the world. She has held jobs in museums and education, and when she’s not painting, she teaches Japanese lessons and teaches art. Booze is a self-taught artist. She attributes her style and skill to observing her favorite artists’ techniques and analyzing their style as well as her endless experimentation and practice.
A reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on October 14 at the gallery.
The Yadkin Arts Council is hosting Bryan Rierson’s “Handmade: A Portrait of the Artist’s Tools” exhibit through October 28 at the Welborn Gallery at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center at 226 E. Main St. in Yadkinville.
This large-scale black and white photography exhibit features works by local artisans that they created with their tools (their hands).
A love of handmade craft inspired Rierson to start a project in 2019 in which he photographed portraits of designers at work. But he decided to shoot their hands, not their faces. He called it “Handmade – Portraits of the Artist’s Tools”.
Rierson started with Brandon Edwards, a wet-plate collodion photographer. His portrait shows his chemically stained hands holding a 4-inch tintype he made. Rierson has since photographed a variety of artisans displaying multiple mediums.
Some of the artisan portraits will be accompanied by their 3D works on pedestals in the gallery.
Bryan received funding for this project and exhibition from the North Carolina Arts Council through its Artist Support Grants program in 2021 and 2022.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Play the contest
Creative Greensboro is accepting submissions for the New Play 2024 project.
The New Play Project has been presented for 30 years each year, awarding a cash prize of $500 to a selected playwright along with a studio production of the chosen play.
Submissions are open to any North Carolina resident or student playwright. The deadline is November 14.
For rules and submission information, visit tinyurl.com/yc8xt3b3.