Homebeat presents a special centenary screening of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari on 26th February in Dublin’s St Ann’s Church with a new score performed live by Adrian Crowley, Sean Mac Erlaine, Matthew Nolan, Barry Adamson (Magazine / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) with live processing by Neil O’Connor.
Celebrate one of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history; Robert Wiene’s Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide when it premiered in Berlin on 26th February 1920. It changed the direction of the art form like no other film has since. Now presented in a definitive restoration, the film’s chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again.
At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding…
Incalculably influential, the film’s nightmarishly jagged sets, sinister atmospheric and psychological emphasis left an immediate impact in its wake (horror, film noir, and gothic cinema would all be shaped directly by it).
Introduced by Dr Piotr Sadowski and presented in partnership with DBS Faculty of Film and Creative Media.
Date: 26th February 2020
Tickets: €20 from www.tickets.ie
Time: 7pm / 730pm show
Venue: St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2