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F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) is one of the silent era’s most influential masterpieces which pioneered techniques and tropes of the horror genre still used today. To mark 100 years since the release of the German Expressionist classic, Gus Fisher Gallery presents a special double feature screening alongside the short Nosferasta: First Bite (2021).

Originally exhibited at Spike Island, Bristol, Nosferasta: First Bite is a vampire movie like no other. Christopher Columbus uses his undead powers to create his “New World”, where he sucks the blood out of his colonial project for centuries. Complicit in this is Oba—both co-writer and star of the film—a shipwrecked African slave who, once bitten, becomes Columbus’s subject and collaborator. When Oba discovers Rastafarianism, his allegiance changes.

This screening includes an introduction by University of Auckland academic Nicole Perry, whose research interests include German Expressionism and German colonial activity in the Pacific region.

This screening is made possible with the help of the Goethe-Institut and Auckland Council.


  • Free


  • Sat 22 Oct


  • 4:00 pm — 5:30 pm


  • Level 4, The Kenneth Myers Centre
  • 74 Shortland Street
  • Auckland, 1010