It is really worth noting that on SATURDAY 30TH AUGUST at Watershed; there will be a special screening of THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI with an introduction by film historian and author (and Bristol Silents patron) David Robinson (Author of the recent BFI Film Classic book on Caligari). Please also note that this introduction will start at 15:50 prompt! MORE INFO HERE.
As we mentioned in the our last post, August is very much about German Silent Film and we finish the month with one of the true legends of the Silent Film canon, Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920).
But unlike those every other day screenings of Caligari (and there does seem quite a lot out there) these particular screenings which are scheduled to be screened at Watershed between Friday 29th and Thursday 8th September (Full listings can be found here) are something very special. As this brand new release is the brand new ‘definitive’ restoration of Caligari by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung and released via Eureka Entertaiment’s The Masters of Cinema Series (It’s worth checking out their brand new website by the way).
Some of us at Bristol Silents were lucky enough to see this new restoration earlier on this year at The International Berlin Film Festival and most recently at Il Cineteca di Bologna and we were all blown away about how incredible this new restored version is and how much the restoration breathes new life into the film.
We will take a look at the importance of the restoration in our next post, but we thought we would start this week with a chance to win 2 tickets to see the definitive restoration of Caligari at the Watershed. Full listings for the screenings can be found on the Watershed website.
So, to win 2 tickets for Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari at Watershed all you need to do is answer the following question:
What was the name of Conrad Veidt’s character in Casablanca (1942)?
Simply email the answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Cabinet Caligari Tickets’ in the subject header by the 11pm on Wednesday 27th August 2014. The lucky winner will then be announced on the morning of Thursday 28th and we will email the winner soon afterwards.
Please note that the tickets are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for any other screenings at Watershed and some screenings times may not be available due to high attendance (although we always try and work around that). Please double check that you are able to attend the screenings of Caligari at Watershed as well.