The Cabinet of Dr Caligari with Minima at Hackney Attic, 22 April 2012

Filmphonics presents The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
Filmphonics presents The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Glad tidings from east London. The capital’s newest cinema, the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street, also boasts the capital’s newest silent film screening venue. Hackney Attic hosts all kinds of live music and cinema events, scheduled by an outfit called Filmphonics. They have already dipped their toe into the silent waters with a sold-out screening of The Adventures of Prince Achmed, complete with belly dancers. Now Filmphonics are officially launching a series of monthly screenings with an event that is sure to be popular – a screening of the nightmarishly creepy The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, with live accompaniment from rock band Minima. if you’ve never seen Minima accompany a silent film, you’ve been missing out. They’re a rock band, albeit one with a cheeky cello, who specialise in the kind of spine-chilling soundscapes perfect for a film this creepy and strange.

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari screens at Hackney Attic on Sunday 22 April 2012. Doors open at 6.30p and the films begins at 7.50pm. Tickets for the screening cost £9, but less for concessions and members. Alternatively you can buy a dinner ticket, which includes the movie, a meal and a glass of wine for £20. That’s a pretty unbeatable night out, I’d say. Tickets are available online here.

One thought on “The Cabinet of Dr Caligari with Minima at Hackney Attic, 22 April 2012”

  1. Thank you for the mention Pamela. This screening is pretty dear to me as I am a true Hackney boy and playing the Hackney Picture House Filmphonics event is really a thrill for me and the band.

    The event is offering a meal with wine for those who would like to book for the earlier start of the evening, or one can book for just the film screening.

    At the risk of upsetting the purists out there, the film will have an intermission of 20mins half way through the screening, for those, including the band, who would like to refill their glasses.

    Once again thanks for the mention and hope to see you there this Sunday.

    Mick Frangou: drummer/composer, Minima

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