The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - Nov. 12

drawing of person carrying a body up a path next to a group of five musicians with instruments

Prime Performance - Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 7:30pm

Arguably the first true horror film and one considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema, this silent film from 1920 is accompanied by an original score composed by Brett L. Wery performed live by wind ensemble Quintocracy.  As the young Francis recounts his experience with the mysterious Dr. Caligari, the movie veers into mystique, metaphor and murder on the winding path to one of cinemas most seminal twists. Imbued with layers of meaning, its distorted sets, sinister shadows and unnerving characters created a paranoid, unreal world at a time of despair throughout Europe.

  • Free admission
  • No tickets required

Quintocracy web site    Composer web site   Film trailer

This performance is part of a series spotlighting local artists. Funding support provided by the Department of Music and TheatreUniversity at Albany Foundation and University Auxiliary Services. Promotional support provided by the NYS Writers Institute.