Two Star Symphony presents "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" at The Orange Show
"A film of delusions and deceptive appearances, madmen and murder..." - Roger Ebert
"Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and inspired horror movies ever made" - Time Out Magazine
Join us this Saturday for an evening of mystery and suspense as Houston's own Two Star Symphony performs their original score to the 1920 cult horror classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The group has performed this at venues across the city including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Diverseworks, and now they are bringing this masterpiece to The Orange Show!
If you've never seen The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari before, this is the perfect way to kick off the Halloween season and experience something weird and wonderful.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari plot synopsis by Hal Erickson of All-Movie Guide:
In one of the most influential films of the silent era, Werner Krauss plays Caligari, a sinister hypnotist who travels the carnival circuit displaying a somnambulist names 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 (Li Dagover). Francis suspects Caligari, but he is ignored by the police. Investigating on his own, Francis seeminly 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 sharows and deep angles of the film noir urban crime dramas of the 1940s, many of which were directed by such German emigres as Billy Wilder and Robert Siodmak.
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