Sun, May 15|
Arthouse at Blue Star
5/15:The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The film that is considered the biggest influence, if not the birth, of the era of German Expressionism.
Time & Location
May 15, 2022, 7:00 PM
Arthouse at Blue Star, 134 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204, USA
About the Event
The film that is considered the biggest influence, if not the birth, of the era of German Expressionism is a silly but potent tale. It’s narrated by a haunted young man who tells of his small town where a mysterious and possibly evil Dr. Caligari appears at a local fair with his sideshow attraction, a somnambulist (played by a very young Conrad Veidt). The young man believes the sleepwalker is committing murders in his trance-like state under Caligari’s instruction, but nothing is what it seems until the bitter end of this delightful, gorgeously photographed indulgence. Director Wiene doesn’t quite have Lang’s command over mise-en-scene and character and there’s no memorable depth here thematically. However, the deliciously ornate sets, in which no lines travel a straight line, make for a feast for the eyes.
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