FILMusic: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Thursday 31 October 2024

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Join Leeds’ City Organist, and HAR-favourite Darius Battiwalla, for a Halloween double-bill of silent film classics, underscored by his signature spooky organ stylings.

Masterpiece of German expressionist silent film, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1919) follows the mysterious Dr Caligari who enthrals and terrifies villagers with his fairground sideshow, a sleeping man in a box who wakes only to answer people’s questions. When murders and terror seep through the town, all is not as it seems…

“This gothic masterpiece has seeped into the very soul of movie-making itself, continuing to cast its unbreakable spell – thrilling, chilling, electrifying.”
– Mark Kermode, The Observer

Before the twisted fear of Caligari, join us for Luis Buñuel’s short, surrealist classic, Un Chien Andalou. Buñuel collaborated with Salvador Dalí to make this hypnotic piece, inspired by the evocative Spanish phrase, “The Andalusian dog howls – someone has died!”

£12 (+£1 booking fee)
  • Howard Assembly Room

Doors 7pm
Un Chien Andalou (17 minutes) 7.30pm 
Interval 7.50pm
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (74 mins) 8.10pm

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FILMusic: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

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