The Patron Hosts Art and Music Lounge Presents
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
(1920 | Unrated | 67 min.)
Featuring a live improvised score by the Dave Harrington Group
Sunday, October 8 | 7 PM | $20 ($15 for Students) plus Q&A/reception with Stony Brook Southampton Adjunct Film Professor Andrew Botsford
Monday, October 9 | 2 PM | $20 ($15 for Students)
Dave Harrington, of electronic duo group Darkside, brings together The Dave Harrington Group to embark on a sonic odyssey with the great classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Bringing free jazz, drone, ambient, and film music to bear on this iconic classic of the silent era, the DHG will re-construct a sonic world for a singular experience of the film that lives and breathes.
Dave Harrington – guitar, bass, electronics
Andrew Fox – keyboards, electronics, vocals
Samer Ghadry – drums, percussion
Plot: With its bizarre angles and aura of insanity, this is the ultimate German Expressionist movie — a psychological thriller with stylized sets, distorting mirrors and a cruel chiaroscuro. Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss), a pretentious fairground huckster, arrives in a new town along with the mysterious Cesare (Conrad Veidt), a somnabulist who, in his trancelike state, carries out unspeakable crimes at the diabolical doctor’s command.
Andrew Botsford is a visiting professor and communications consultant working with the Stony Brook Southampton Killer Films MFA in Film program and program director Magdalene Brandeis. A writer, editor, actor and director, for 20 years he was the associate editor of The Southampton Press family of newspapers and the editor of the papers’ Arts & Living sections.
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Curated by Amy Kirwin Program Partners include Drawdown East End, Peconic Land Trust, South Fork Natural History Museum, Oceana and the Peter Matthiessen Center. This timely exhibition features artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, science, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. The vision for eARTh is to use art to creatively confront the alarming state of our precious planet and its inhabitants in a way that all can understand and appreciate. The intention of eARTh is to ask questions and inspire action. What can you do to make a difference? Artists include Roisin Bateman, Kristian Brevik, Scott Bluedorn, Megan Chaskey, Erica Cirino, Rossa Cole, Janet Culbertson, Thomas Deininger, Alejandro Duran, Jim Gingerich, Mamoun Friedrich Grosvenor, John Haigney, Kara Hoblin, Michael Light, Pamela Longobardi, Christa Maiwald, Tucker Marder, Janine Martel, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Jonathan Shlafer, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Anne Seelbach, Kathryn Szoka, and Diane Tuft, plus a special project by the members of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Young Environmentalists program. Image: Alejandro Duran; Vena, 2011