Live Accompaniment by Not So Silent Cinema!
Tickets: $15 Adult/$12 Student, Brattle Member, Senior, Child<12; No Brattle Passes.
(1920) dir Robert Wiene w/Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt [approx 70 min; Digital]
This Halloween, Not So Silent Cinema debuts a brand new score to the classic German-Expressionist horror film, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI. With its jagged, angular sets painted in dream-like abstractions and the stylized, jerky movements of its actors, the film became a hallmark of the German Expressionist style.
NYC/Philly-based composer and arranger Brendan Cooney’s (Dr. Dog, Rick Berlin) original score for the film is performed live by some of the finest musicians from today’s Klezmer, Balkan, jazz, tango, and classical scenes, in an award-winning program that has sold out theaters throughout the East Coast (“driving a silent film renaissance” –Boston Herald).
“Each frame of this film stands on its own as a work of German Expressionist art, but together forms a cohesive-slanted spectrum of human emotion previously untapped in art.” —Bridget Foster Reed for Brattle Film Notes