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Open Arts 35 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

  • Interaction School 228 Germain Street Saint John, NB, E2L 2G4 Canada (map)

Once again Open Arts presents a classic silent movie with live music!

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 somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders. The film features a dark and twisted visual style, with sharp-pointed forms, oblique and curving lines, structures and landscapes that lean and twist in unusual angles, and shadows and streaks of light painted directly onto the sets.

Score for Improvising Musicians by Andrew Reed Miller

Joel Leblanc, guitar

Nadia Francavilla, violin

Andrew Reed Miller, contrabass

Étienne Levesque, percussion

Admission: by donation ($10 suggested)

Earlier Event: September 24
Open Arts 34 Taktus
Later Event: November 24
Open Arts 36 Ensemble Sisyphe