The Cabinet of Dr. Cailgari with live film score by Talkshow

Little Berlin presents a night of cinematic horror and live music

Monday Oct 20 at 7PM
Little Berlin Annex
2430 Coral Street
$5 suggested donation (this includes popcorn!)

dir. Robert Wiene, Germany, b/w, English Subtitles, 71 min.

In one of the most influential films of the silent era, Werner Krauss plays the title character, a sinister hypnotist who travels the carnival circuit displaying a somnambulist named Cesare (Conrad Veidt). In one tiny German town, a series of murders coincides with Caligari's visit. When the best friend of hero Francis (Friedrich Feher) is killed, the deed seems to be the outgrowth of a romantic rivalry over the hand of the lovely Jane (Lil Dagover). Francis suspects Caligari, but he is ignored by the police. Investigating on his own, Francis seemingly discovers that Caligari has been ordering the somnambulist to commit the murders, but the story eventually takes a more surprising direction. Caligari's Expressionist style ultimately led to the dark shadows and sharp angles of the film noir urban crime dramas of the 1940s, many of which were directed by such German émigrés as Billy Wilder and Robert Siodmak. 
~Hal Erickson, Rovi

Including live film score written and improvised by:

TALKSHOW- Talkshow is about the musical accidents that happen when the lines between the written and the imagined, the implied and the explicit, and the aggregate and the separate, are obscured, highlighted, sublimated, and forgotten. To achieve this sensation, the members of Talkshow bring a focused intensity and spontaneity to every performance, rehearsal, and commercial break with the mutual commitment to consistently deliver a performance that is both unpredictable and unabbreviated. Following in the footsteps of such innovators as Star Jones, Joy Behar, and Barbara Walters, the members of Talkshow bring three distinct voices to composition, improvisation, and current events discussion stemming from disparate backgrounds and life experiences. They play music that celebrates the possibilities of dialogue.

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