Friday 26 October 08:00pm

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Live Score

Rescored by Ricardo Romaneiro and featuring Vasko Dukovski, clarinet; Manami Mizumoto, violin; Hannah Sumner, voice; Rubin Kodheli, cello

7pm doors • 8pm show


National Sawdust invites you to a special Halloween film screening (with live score) of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, a 1920 silent horror film that 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 a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders in a small community. The film features a dark and striking visual style, with sharp-pointed forms, oblique and curving lines, and disorienting structures and landscapes that lean and twist in unusual angles.

This screening will feature an exclusive live score composed and performed by composer and electronic artist Ricardo Romaneiro, whose “audacious” music is “a blissful and compelling mix of Minimalist–derived rhythmic ecstasy and nightclub beats” (The New York Times). Romaneiro’s score will also be played by Vasko Dukovski (clarinet), Manami Mizumoto (violin), Hannah Sumner (voice), and Rubin Kodheli (cello), making this an uncanny spectacular sure to put you in the mood for Halloween!