This silent film will have live music accompaniment!
Let’s go back to the days when the Ringlings lived in Baraboo, view and listen to a film the way they would have! A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound and no spoken dialogue. In silent films for entertainment the dialogue is transmitted through muted gestures, mime and title cards. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, synchronized dialogue was only made practical in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion Amplifier tube and the introduction of the Vitaphone system. Prior to that, live music accompaniment was the only sound provided for a showing.
This film starts at a carnival in Germany, Francis (Friedrich Feher) and his friend Alan (Rudolf Lettinger) encounter the crazed Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss). The men see Caligari showing off his somnambulist, Cesare (Conrad Veidt), a hypnotized man who the doctor claims can see into the future. Shockingly, Cesare then predicts Alan’s death, and by morning his chilling prophecy has come true — making Cesare the prime suspect. However, is Cesare guilty, or is the doctor controlling him?
Price of admission includes 1 drink of choice and snacks. A house tour after the movie will be offered. Online tickets $10; at the door $12.