Two Star Symphony presents "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"
Houston's own acclaimed string ensemble, Two Star Symphony, will perform their own original score to the classic german expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The group has performed it at the Orange Show once before, as well as at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Diverseworks - each time with rave reviews.
The group will perform on the main stage while the film is shown behind them, allowing you to experience the magic of the movie, the score, and the Orange Show Monument all at once. It's an unforgettable experience that you will not want to miss!
DJ Esteph will spin spooky tunes to get you in the mood starting at 7:30. The film will begin at 8:30pm and last until approximately 9:40pm.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Remember, seating is limited and first come first serve, so get there early!
Sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewery
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari plot synopsis by Hal Erickson from 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 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 (Li Dagover). Francis suspects Caligari, but he is ignored by the police. Investigation 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 emigres as Billy Wilder and Robert Siodmak.