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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
Germany | 1920 | 70 min | DCP
narrative | section: Restorations and Rediscoveries, Capitol Cinema
Premiere Status: Special Presentation

directed by: Robert Wiene
Two men on a park bench discuss the story of Cesare (the great Conrad Veidt in a career-launching performance), a sleep-walking circus performer who commits a series of ghastly murders under the control of the devious megalomaniac Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss) - but all, of course, is not quite as it seems. The godfather of German Expressionism, Wiene’s influential horror classic is a flamboyantly subjective journey into an insane mind. With its hypnotically distorted sets and overall heightened sense of storytelling, Caligari jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the Expressionist movement into popular culture and film history. This new restoration, courtesy of Kino Lorber, employs a 4K scan from the (mostly) preserved camera negative at the German Federal Film Archive.

- Jim Healy
Scheduled to attend: Featuring live accompaniment on the Capitol Theater’s Grand Barton Organ by the talented David Drazin.
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