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Delve into the captivating world of German Expressionist cinema with a special event featuring the renowned silent masterpiece, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), accompanied by an all-new live score that promises to be a truly unforgettable experience.
In the wake of the devastating First World War, director Robert Wiene crafted a film that would forever leave its mark on cinematic history. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari stands as the epitome of German Expressionism, showcasing Wiene's visionary storytelling through distorted sets, ominous shadows, and deeply unsettling characters. Set against the backdrop of a Europe plagued by despair, this film presents a chilling and paranoid exploration of an unreal world.
Adding an extra layer of haunting beauty to this already mesmerizing film, composer Chris Green has created a brand-new score that will be performed live during the screening. Green's mastery of both electronic and acoustic instruments comes together to form a chilling blend that perfectly complements the film's atmosphere. Prepare to be enveloped in a captivating soundscape as Green's score heightens the tension and amplifies the emotions evoked by the on-screen narrative.
Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to witness the convergence of classic cinema and contemporary music. Immerse yourself in the iconic visuals of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari while being spellbound by Chris Green's innovative and evocative live score. It's a truly unique event that will transport you to a world where shadows reign and the boundaries of reality blur.
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) with Live Score (PG)
Wednesday 25th October, 7.30pm
A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.
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