SCREEN SCORES: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI w/ LIVE SCORE BY THE INVINCIBLE CZARS
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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Olympia Film Society presents:
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
w/ Live Score by The Invincible Czars
$15 GA & $12 OFS
6pm doors / 7pm show
Tickets are available online and at the box office on the day of show
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This Halloween season, The Invincible Czars bring their nightmarish-ly fun soundtrack to the world’s first feature-length horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920 FW Murnau) with an immersive combined live soundtrack experience that transports audiences back 100+ years via an age-old tale accompanied by a chilling, tastefully-modern score featuring an impressive blend of traditional acoustic and present-day electric instruments.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari inspired modern day filmmaker Tim Burton and musicians like David Bowie with its strikingly modern visuals. Its craggy edges, disjointed backgrounds and heavy make-up have earned this dark fairy tale a reputation as the quintessential German Expressionist film. Its twist ending is also considered the first in cinematic history (and something Rod Sterling’s The Twlight Zone capitalized upon in the 1960s.)
The live accompaniment experience marries the old-world charm of silent film with a contemporary electricity engaging multi-generational audiences. “We strive to create soundtracks that give modern -day audiences a context to appreciate these 100-year-old movies,” said Josh Robins, Invincible Czars founder and bandleader. The group draws upon influences from more modern film composers including Bear McCreary, Angelo Badalmenti, David Buckley, Bernard Herrmann and Danny Elfman.
Fans, theaters, and media have consistently praised The Invincible Czars’ carefully crafted soundtracks for enhancing movie-goers’ experience. The band has performed for over a decade at hundreds of theatres and art houses across the US and Canada delighting audiences with an array of sonic twists and turns. The varied compositions and instrumentation adapt individually to each film the Czars score, capturing each thrilling moment and keeping audiences engaged scene by scene.
Their score is performed by a five member touring ensemble using violin, flute, bass clarinet, oboe, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, organ, glockenspiel, music box, drums, percussion, samples and loops. From delicate passages of longing and love to menacing motifs of dissonant horror and pain, each instrument plays a critical role establishing character themes and creating an aural dreamscape for the film.
The Invincible Czars encourage fans and attendees to dress up for the show!