Friday Night {silent film} Lights @ Skylight

Posted on February 10, 2011 by


Looking for plans for this Friday night? How about a quick trip back to the 1920s?

No, we don’t have a time machine, but on Friday night, Skylight Studios is screening The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, the 1920 silent horror film. Written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer and directed by Robert Wiene, this classic is frequently cited as one of the best early horror movies, as well as one of the most influential German Expressionist films of all time.

From prophecies and carnivals to murders and insane asylums, all tied together with flashbacks and an unbelievable final twist that you don’t want to miss, this movie contains everything a horror film lover could ever desire.

This is also an incredible artistic and intellectual experience, an opportunity to not only better understand the roots of the horror movie, an eternally popular film genre, but to also see a movie as they were shown in the 1920s, with the ‘20s atmosphere completed by live – that’s right, live – piano accompaniment provided by UVA’s own Matt Marshall.

So come this Friday, February 11th at 7:30pm to Skylight Studios (108 2nd St. NW Charlottesville) for this unique opportunity for only a suggested donation price of $5!

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