Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
7:30pm

95th Anniversary, 4K Restoration Screening!
THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI

A classic German Expressionist tale of hypnosis, murder and an ethereal beauty. The film is renowned for its artistic sets, rendered with jagged lines and angles to produce an atmosphere of disorientation that one might experience in a dream or as an inhabitant of an asylum! The film is also credited as having the first "twist ending" in cinema.

4K Restoration!

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 • Sat, Oct 25, 2014 • 7:30pm