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Films, Music

The Sound of Silents: "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920, 74 min) and "Häxan" (1922, 105 min)

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 • 7:00 pm — 10:45 pm
$5.00 for Member
$7.00 for Nonmember
$4.00 for Military
$4.00 for Student
Seniors, Members

Friday, Nov. 1: 7 p.m., Peristyle

Cabinet of Dr. Cali (1920, 74 minutes, not rated)

In 1920, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. 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 program features Stephen Warner playing TMA’s historic Skinner organ.

Friday, Nov. 1: 9 p.m., Peristyle

Häxan (1922, 105 minutes, not rated)

Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen’s legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious—instead it's a witches’ brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous. This program features Stephen Warner playing TMA’s historic Skinner organ.

Tickets are $5 for Museum members, $7 for nonmembers, and $4 for students and military.