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"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"

"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"

Classics of the Silent Screen

Silent movies with live accompaniment
Join composer Ben Model and film historian and preservationist Bruce Lawton as they serve as your personal tour guides in the world of silent film. Bruce will give silent film history and information about the movies, and Ben improvises a live score on the piano while the movies play. Movies are special 16mm editions. From our patrons: “It's wonderful to see these films with live music and get the opportunity to ask questions, etc.”


Poster---Cabinet-of-DrWeb"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920) 


 Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. 


"The Exorcist" and John Carpenter's "Halloween" aren't the only fright classics to get you in the mood for All Hallows' Eve. If you're feeling adventurous, check out one of the original horror films, the silent masterpiece "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," with live musical accompaniment and a film historian on hand to put it all in context. Composer Ben Model will improvise a spine-tingling score on the piano, while film preservationist Bruce Lawton will give some background and answer questions. Part of the German Expressionism movement, this 1920 film's impact on cinema has been immense, from Universal's monsters movies, to film noir, to the stylized Gothicism of Tim Burton. This rare edition features the original, beautifully illustrated German titles, which guest actor Ethan Watermeier will interpret. To complete your time travel experience, there will also be a spooky silent short preceding the feature.



$10/$6 MCC district residentsbtn buy tickets