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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari-Live Score by The Invincible Czars

March 31, 2020 <m>(Tuesday)
The Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd
Oak Cliff, Texas 75208 (US)
Phone: (214)948-1546

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the German silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920 F.W. Murnau), Austin's most adventurous band, The Invincible Czars, have created their own tastefully modern score for the picture.

Dr. Caligari is one of the silent era's most beloved and enigmatic works. It considered by many to be the first German Expressionist film and the first great motion picture in the horror genre. It is the first movie to incorporate surrealistic production in such and all-encompassing way with quirky sets, angular shadows and creepy make-up.

It tells the story of a mysterious traveler who arrives in a small village to showcase his Somnabulist (sleepwalker) in the local fair. Shortly thereafter, a series of murders lead the narrator, Franzis, and his friends to believe Dr. Caligari and his sleepwalking assistant may be responsible but something's not quite right and the conclusion is quite surprising for 100 year old movie.

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