White Light Cinema Presents

Pere Portabella’s Masterpiece


Introduced by Jonathan Rosenbaum

Sunday, November 9 – 5:00pm
at the Music Box Theatre

Vampir-Cuadecuc (1970, 75 mins., 35mm) is a dreamlike combination of documentary, narrative, experimental, and essay film styles and is one of the key films of contemporary Spanish cinema. Shot on the set of Jesus Franco’s Italian horror film Count Dracula, and featuring the star of that film, Christopher Lee, Vampir is both a sly political allegory about generalissimo Francisco Franco, a gentle homage to early films about the vampire legend, particularly Dreyer’s Vampyr and Murnau’s Nosferatu, and a work of subtle beauty and great richness.

White Light Cinema is pleased to be presenting one of only two U.S. fall screenings of this rare film, showing in a new, restored 35mm print.


For more information about Pere Portabella and Vampir-Cuadecuc, visit Portabella's website.


Screening Sunday, November 9 at 5:00pm at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave.)

Regular Music Box ticket prices apply.