SynthCleveland will present the 1921 classic silent horror film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" featuring a new live improvised soundtrack on Wednesday, October 26 at 8pm, at Rain Nightclub, 4142 Lorain Avenue in Cleveland.
Directed by Robert Wiene, "Caligari" is considered to be one of the landmark examples of the German Expressionist style (i.e. "Nosferatu", "Faust", "Metropolis"). The film is enigmatic and highly stylized, with a twist ending that M. Night Shyamalan wishes he had used -- madness, love, murder and sonambulists -- all set against a carnival side-show backdrop.
This is the fifth in a series of "UnSilent" films -- old movies with an added improvised live score -- performed this time by SynthCleveland members Steven K. Smith, Thieves Like Me, tofu, dust_head and fluxmonkey.
Spinning before and after the film will be special guest DJ Feima from WCSB's "F2" show.
SynthCleveland is a resource group for area electronic musicians holding meetings and presenting workshops related to electronic music.
Rain Nightclub is located at 4142 Lorain Avenue (216-651-4100). For directions go to: http://tinyurl.com/5cfyr
Admission (21+) is Free.