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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