Thursday 31 October 08:00pm

Caravan Gitane present:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Halloween Live Score + Party

Screening and live score with Ricardo Romaneiro + Party with Soundwalk Collective and Brian Close, Vandana and Coen Aerst, and special guest DJ

8pm screening • 10pm party


Caravan Gitane and National Sawdust invite you to a special Halloween film screening with live score of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a 1920 silent horror film that shocked the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. Considered by many to be the first true horror film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari follows a mad hypnotist who commits murders through a somnambulist who sleeps in a coffin. It unfolds in an nightmarish landscape of crooked backdrops, harsh, oblique lines, and painted shadows. After nearly 100 years, this twisted and bizarre visual style is unmatched.

This film screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 4K restoration scanned from the camera negative, which has been almost fully preserved at the German Federal Film Archive. Live rescored and performed by composer and electronic artist Ricardo  Romaneiro and featuring Vasko Dukovski (clarinet), Manami Mizumoto (violin), Hannah Sumner (singer), Justin Abrams (cello), and David Zisa (modular synth).

Following the film, Halloween celebrations continue with an eclectic afterparty inspired by thematic materials of the film, featuring an ambient sound experience from Soundwalk Collective with mind-blowing visuals by Brian Close, a live concert from VANDANA with a performance by Coen Aerst, and finally, a dance party by a mystery guest DJ with visuals by Rhizome. Artists throughout the evening will make use of National Sawdust’s immersive Constellation and Spacemap sound systems by Meyer Sound.