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Silent Movie Matinee: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari/Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920)

Sunday, March 26, 2017 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Central Library, Dweck Center
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari/Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920)

This classic and early prototype of the horror-film begins as a series of murders occur in a small town and clues seem to lead to Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss), a sinister mesmerist, and his hypnotized somnambulant assistant, Cesare (Conrad Veidt), who may be carrying out those crimes.  This movie's German-Expressionist visual and performance styles mark this as an art film, but the nightmare-world it envisions signals a deeper crisis beneath its surface.  Directed by Robert Wiene.
(1920)  77 minutes  Germany

With live piano accompaniment by Bernie Anderson.  Hosted & Curated by Ken Gordon.  Children under the age of six will not be admitted to these programs.

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Age Group: Adults

Silent Movie Matinees are supported by Los Blancos and a generous anonymous donor.

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