The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari
Director: Robert Wiene Run Time: 90 min. Format: Digital Rating: UR Release Year: 1920 Language: English Subtitles
Starring: Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover, Werner Krauss
Nitehawk’s LIVE SOUND CINEMA presents Robert Wiene’s silent horror masterpiece THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI with a live score by PARLOR WALLS.
One of cinema’s first horror films as well as a German Expressionist film masterpiece, The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari creates a vivid and dreamlike world. Werner Krauss stars as a doctor with a carnival attraction, a “somnambulist” (Conrad Veidt) who predicts people’s deaths and, under his master’s control, often causes those deaths. There’s no better way to start off the Halloween film season than at the beginning; The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari is a true original with its angled architectural props, dynamic costumes, touch of surrealist dreamlike state, and psychological twist of an ending.
Providing the live score to The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari is Parlor Walls, an experimental duo formed by singer/guitarist Alyse Lamb (EULA) and drummer/keyboardist Chris Mulligan. Sonic artist Jason Shelton will be joining Parlor Walls for the live score to this screening.
Part of Nitehawk’s March COMMITTED brunch series.