Robert Wiene’s 1919 classic (October 13 at 7.00 p.m.) is the most famous example of the influence of German Expressionism in the cinema. The weird and distorted sets (by Walter Rahrig, Hermann Warm and Walter Reinman) still create a potent nightmarish atmosphere.
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Entr’acte (aka Relache)
Caligari will be accompanied by Rene Clair’s celebrated avant-garde short Entr’acte (1924). The film was made originally for a ballet, Relache, and has a piano score by Erik Satie (who also appears in the film with Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp).