New York State Writers Institute - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Classic Film Series, Fall 1996
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI
November 1, 1996 (Friday), 7:00 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
German, 1919, 90 minutes, black-and-white, 16 mm Directed by Robert Wiene Starring Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher
Magician (or madman) Dr. Caligari exhibits his hyponotic subject as part of a traveling fair that has stopped in a small German town. One of the landmark films of this century, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI introduced many of the standard horror conventions used in film.