The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Directed by: Robert Wiene
1920 | Germany | 75 minutes | Unrated
Friday, October 14, 2016, 7pm
Free Screening - Reserve Tickets Online
In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. Director Robert Wiene and a visionary team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders in a small community.
This screening is co-presented with the German Program and the Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages at the University of California, Riverside.