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Movie Night – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

April 8, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Top half of the movie poster for the 1919 silent film, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." The title of the movie is in yellow over a red field. Underneath is an old-fashioned lamp post, and the gaunt figure of a vampire.

Come and get some culture by watching the 1919 silent movie classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

A milestone of the silent film era and one of the first “art films” to gain international acclaim, this eerie German classic from 1919 remains the most prominent example of German expressionism in the emerging art of the cinema. Stylistically, the look of the film’s painted sets–distorted perspectives, sharp angles, twisted architecture–was designed to reflect (or express) the splintered psychology of its title character, a sinister figure who uses a lanky somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) as a circus attraction. But when Caligari and his sleepwalker are suspected of murder, their novelty act is surrounded by more supernatural implications. With its mad-doctor scenario, striking visuals, and a haunting, zombie-like character at its center, Caligari was one of the first horror films to reach an international audience, sending shock waves through artistic circles and serving as a strong influence on the classic horror films of the 1920s, ’30s, and beyond. It’s a museum piece today, of interest more for its historical importance, but Caligari still casts a considerable spell.” Jeff Shannon

Program is suitable for age 12 and over. All children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

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Date:
April 8, 2024
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Island

Hawaii

Recommended for

Adults, Teens

Branch

Hawaii – Pahoa
15-3070 Pahoa-Kalapana Rd
Pahoa, HI 96778 United States
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Phone:
808-965-2171

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