The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari



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Mendelssohn Theatre

Film | Horror/Mystery | NR | 1h 7m | 1920
In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. Director Robert Wiene and a visionary team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders in a small community.

Accompanied with a live score by Frank Pahl and Michael Gould

Silent Films at the Mendelssohn are presented in partnership with the Cinetopia Film Festival and are free and open to the public.