Film Series : Recently Restored 2015

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Das Cabinet der Dr. Caligari

1920, Robert Wiene, Germany, 75 min.
With Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt

Show Times

  • Sat, Jul 11th 3:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 14th 6:00pm
Related Films: From Caligari to Hitler

“More than just a textbook classic...a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.” — Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“This gothic masterpiece has seeped into the very soul of movie-making itself, continuing to cast its unbreakable spell — thrilling, chilling, electrifying.” — Mark Kermode, The Guardian

No film boasts a more distinctive and influential look than this legendary German classic. Although it remains the purest example of expressionist art ever put on the screen, there is much more to CALIGARI than its striking visuals. A pioneer horror film as well as a subjectivity-laced forerunner of art cinema, its intriguing story ingeniously links an insane asylum, a carnival sideshow, a somnambulist, and a series of senseless murders. Its political implications are still hotly debated: Is CALIGARI a radical critique of authority, or a reactionary affirmation of it? Silent film with recorded music score performed by the Studio for Film Music at the University of Music, Freiburg. 4K DCP digital restoration from Kino Lorber, taken from the preserved camera negative at the German Federal Film Archive. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI or FROM CALIGARI TO HITLER and get a ticket for any show of the other film at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. This discount rate applies to the second film only. Discount availabe in person at the box office only.

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