The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with Live Organ Accompaniment

1920. Horror/Silent. 55 min. NR.
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Showings

Digital Streaming Room Fri, May 1 7:00 PM
Digital Streaming Room Sun, May 3 3:00 PM
Digital Streaming Room Thu, May 7 7:00 PM
Digital Streaming Room Mon, May 18 12:00 PM
Event Info
Category:Virtual
Michigan Films

Description

Join Head Organist Andrew Rodgers as he plays an original score to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on the Michigan Theater’s Barton Organ!

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, it tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders. The film features a dark and twisted visual style, with sharp-pointed forms, oblique and curving lines, structures and landscapes that lean and twist in unusual angles, and shadows and streaks of light painted directly onto the sets.

Opens May 1

Critic Roger Ebert called it arguably "the first true horror film," and film reviewer Danny Peary called it cinema's first cult film and a precursor for arthouse films.

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