Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Sun, Apr 30, 2017
5:30pm
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TREASURES FROM THE FIAF ARCHIVES
Double Feature! In Person Guests!
ALGOL / THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI
Co-presented by the Munich Film Museum and the Art Directors Guild Film Society

Beginning at 4:15 PM, music will be presented in the courtyard by The Chapwinds, a new music-to-film woodwind ensemble at the Egyptian. The program will feature music from the same period and place, Interwar Germany, with works by composer Erwin Schulhoff.

Erwin was a master of incorporating the new cabaret style of the time in his highly contrapuntal chamber music, and as a Jewish artist was eventually labelled “Degenerate Music (Entartete Kunst)” by the Nazis. The program will also feature original works and arrangements by bassoonist and curator Daniel Goldblum.

Films introduced by Stefan Dröessler of the Munich Film Museum. Presentation on the work of Walter Reimann between films by LACMA curator Britt Salvesen and production designer John Iacovelli of the Art Directors Guild Film Society.
New Restoration from the Munich Film Museum!

ALGOL
ALGOL. EINE TRAGÖDIE DER MACHT
1920, 99 min, Germany, Dir: Hans Werckmeister

A coal miner (Emil Jannings) encounters the demonic Algol, who divulges the secret of harnessing the rays of the star Algol as a source of energy; the miner becomes the most powerful man in the world, with every country dependent on his energy supply. A sci-fi morality tale with inventive art direction by Walter Reimann, this tinted and toned restoration features a recorded score by Stephen Horne.


THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI
DAS KABINETT DES DOKTOR CALIGARI
1919, Kino International, 75 min, Germany, Dir: Robert Weine

Director Robert Weine’s weird masterpiece is arguably the most striking and historically important work of German Expressionist silent cinema. Conrad Veidt is mesmerizing as Cesare, the pasty-faced somnabulist sent forth by psychotic asylum head Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss) to do his evil bidding, specifically kidnapping beautiful waif Jane (Lil Dagover). Although a story framing device was added to bookend the nightmarish events (slightly blunting the subversive script by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer), the film still retains an astonishing power, in large part due to Veidt’s riveting portrayal, as well as the maze of twisted buildings, streets and rooms dreamed up by production designers Walter Reimann, Walter Röhrig and Hermann Warm.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Apr 30, 2017 • 5:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Preservationist Stefan Dröessler In Person!
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Preservationist György Ráduly In Person!
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre