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Häxan (1922), with original live score by Jamie Saft


Oct 18, 2019
08:30 PM until 11:30 PM


Häxan, Witchcraft through the Ages (1922), with an original live score by Jamie Saft.
"Referred to in English as The Witches or Witchcraft Through the Ages, Häxan is a Swedish-Danish film, a curious and groundbreaking mix of documentary and silent horror cinema, written and directed by Benjamin Christensen. ...Reportedly the most expensive film of the Swedish silent film era, Häxan was actually banned in the United States, and heavily censored in other countries."-excerpted from Public Domain Review

About the Composer:
Jamie Saft is a virtuoso pianist, keyboardist, producer, and composer from New York. His stylistic versatility, multi-instrumentalist capabilities, and production skills have been featured with Beastie Boys, Bad Brains, HR, The B-52’s, John Zorn, John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Donovan, Antony and the Johnsons, and Iggy Pop. Saft leads the New Zion Trio, The Jamie Saft Trio, and The Jamie Saft Quartet.

Saft has composed a number of original film scores including the Oscar nominated “Murderball” and Sundance winner “God Grew Tired Of Us.” Saft has also scored extensively for Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, Vice TV, NFL Football, CBS, and A&E. Saft currently runs the independent record label Veal Records as well as Potterville International Sound, both based out of Kingston, NY.

About the Venue:
Story Screen Beacon Theater is a newly renovated independent theater operating at 445 Main Street in Beacon, NY, showcasing new and old films in unique ways, as well as specials events and film festivals. You can learn more at, where you can also sign up for their weekly newsletter at the bottom of the page to receive all the latest news and happenings!




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445 Main Street
Beacon, NY

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