| Clark Art Screens 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari'|
|08:30AM / Monday, March 13, 2023|
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Thursday, March 23 at 6 pm, the Clark Art Institute screens "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" in its auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.
Presented in connection with the Clark's exhibition "Portals: The Visionary Architecture of Paul Goesch," this is the first event in the Clark's five-part series Visionary Architecture on Film. The film series explores themes related to Paul Goesch's life and work in early twentieth-century Germany.
According to a press release:
"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920; 51 minutes) may be the quintessential film of German Expressionism. A hypnotist uses a sleep-walking man to commit murder—and the absurdity of the plot is rivaled only by the film's bizarre and elaborate set designs. Beyond its visual delights, Dr. Caligari critiques both the absurdity of bureaucracy and the interwar German government.
Free and open to the public; no registration is required. The Clark's Visionary Architecture on Film series is organized by Ella Comberg, MA '24 in the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art. in the Visionary Architecture on Film series is The Golem: How He Came into the World on April 13 at 6 pm in the Clark's auditorium.