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    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

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    We are delighted to present a new score for the silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, performed live for the first time at the Roxy Cinema!

    Featuring composition and performance by music luminaries Neil Johnstone (synths), David Long (guitars), Al Fraser (taonga pūoro), Erika Grant (gongs), and Ross Harris (accordion).

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    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920 German silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, it tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a brainwashed somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders. The film features a dark, twisted visual style, with sharp-pointed forms, oblique, curving lines, structures and landscapes that lean and twist in unusual angles, and shadows and streaks of light painted directly onto the sets.

    *Rated PG (Parental Guidance Recommended for younger viewers).


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