Friday, October 22, 2010

Illusions and Delusions at the PEM tonight!

Devil Music Ensemble presents The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari at the Peabody Essex Museum
8–9:15 pm | Atrium
Devil Music Ensemble returns to PEM to perform its original, haunting score during The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Noted as a masterpiece of German Expressionism, the 1920 silent film's use of distorted set design, illusion and gripping suspense set the standard for horror film making for decades to come.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari recounts the story of traveling magician Dr. Caligari and Cesare, his sleepwalking assistant. Their arrival in small German town coincides with savage killings. Francis, the narrator, describes his friend's murder and his fiancée's abduction by Cesare. Who is Dr. Caligari? Does he hypnotize Cesare to do his evil bidding? And who are the real inmates of the local insane asylum?

Featuring percussion, electric violin, vibraphone, guitar and lap steel guitar.

Tickets Available at the Door, first come, first served.  Doors open at 6:30pm.  Film starts at 8pm.

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