Thursday, October 4, 2018

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin To Perform Iconic Score Live During Suspiria Screening

MILWAUKEE – Thursday, October 4, 2018 – Milwaukee Film is excited to welcome Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin to the Oriental Theatre as they perform the live score for Dario Argento’s Suspiria. The cult-classic horror film was originally scored by the Italian progressive rock band and remains one of the most recognizable and evocative film scores of all time. This special one-off screening is presented in partnership with Milwaukee Record and WMSE 91.7.

Following a young American dancer as she attends a prestigious, and mysterious, German dance school, Suspiria quickly transports audiences into a surreal tale as strange as it is unnerving.The film has received wide critical acclaim since its initial release in 1977 due to the influential use of vivid colors and lighting, along with the haunting score created by keyboardist Claudio Simonetti and his band Goblin.

Suspiria is arguably the best known feature from Italian giallo-horror master Dario Argento, rightly lauded for its intensely saturated technicolor visuals and memorably off-kilter soundtrack,” states Justin Hamilton, Milwaukee Film’s guest and alumni manager, who programmed the unique screening. “The film’s nightmare-like psychedelic style remains iconic to this day, with Argento’s influence on full display in the works of David Lynch and Nicolas Winding Refn. Adding to the one-of-a-kind experience is a prog-rock soundtrack so beloved it’s been sampled from Wu Tang to A$AP Mob, making this a cult-classic unlike any other.”

Tickets for Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin Performs Suspiria are on sale now and available at


EVENT: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin Performs Suspiria
WHERE: Oriental Theatre Milwaukee
DATE: Saturday, November 17, 2018
TIME: 9 PM (doors open at 8 PM)
PRICE: $30 Milwaukee Film members
$35 advance tickets
$40 at the door


About Milwaukee Film
Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences, with a vision to make Milwaukee a center for film culture. The organization is one of the largest of its kind in the country, with over 4,000 members and 84,000 festival attendees. Milwaukee Film recently launched the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance, an industry pillar with over 350 members dedicated to stimulating and growing the filmmaking economy in southeastern Wisconsin. In addition, Milwaukee Film operates the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic three-screen cinema committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. The 10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival will take place from October 18 - November 1, 2018. For more information, or to become a member, visit us online at
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About the Milwaukee Film Board of Directors
Milwaukee Film’s independent board is made up of the following members: Chris Abele (Past Board Chair); John P. Bania; Donna Baumgartner; Elizabeth Brenner; Karen Ellenbecker; Alexander P. Fraser; Cecelia Gore; Bill Haberman (Past Board Chair); Susan Haise; Katie Heil; Patti Keating Kahn (Board Chair Elect); Tracey L. Klein (Immediate Past Board Chair); Michael G. Klein; Michael J. Koss Jr.; Mary Ann LaBahn; Alexander Lasry; Steve Laughlin (Past Board Chair); Emilia Layden; Michael R. Lovell; Marianne Lubar; Mark Mone; Kenneth W. Muth; Barry Poltermann; Bob Pothier; John Ridley; Joseph A. Rock; Ramona Rogers-Windsor; Lacey Sadoff; Dave Stamm; Julia Taylor; John Utz; Emeritus members: Tom Barrett; Jacqueline Strayer

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