Back Story: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at Carl Cherry
- When: Thursday, April 16, 2009, time TBA
- Where: Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
The ongoing film screening/lecture series called Back Story: Reel People at the Cherry jumps to one of the earliest and most influential films to come out of the German Expressionist movement, director Robert Wiene's 1920 silent classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. It tells the story of a demented "doctor" and his somnambulist flunkie who ensnare a young couple in their dastardly schemes. The innovative editing, title cards, striking set designs and framing give the film a storybook feel without compromising on its artfulness. Guest speaker Malcolm Weintraub comes to the Cherry to talk about the film, which influenced greatly the film noir and horror genres. Heck, it influenced films in general. [WR]
7pm. Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Fourth and Guadalupe, Carmel. $10. 624-7491. http://carlcherrycenter.org/.