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Somnambulism, When Dreams Come True: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Location la: Redstone Theater

With Dr. Carl Bazil in person. Due to an unforeseen change in schedule, Javier Tellez will not be able to appear as scheduled.

Dir. Robert Wiene. 1920, 75 mins. With live musical accompaniment by High Water and Eliot Krimsky. Restored DCP. With Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover. In this seminal masterpiece of German Expressionist cinema, a hypnotist (Werner Krauss) brings a man (Conrad Veidt) under his control and turns him into a somnambulist, or sleepwalker, who commits murders. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Carl Bazil and artist Javier Téllez.

About the speakers:

Dr. Carl Bazil is a sleep disorder professional certified in sleep medicine, and specializing in insomnia, who is affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is the Director of the Epilepsy and Sleep Division of the Department of Neurology at Columbia University.

Javier Téllez is a Venezuelan video installation artist. His film Caligari and the Sleepwalker was made in collaboration with patients of a German psychiatric institution. Téllez’s work has been exhibited internationally, and was included in the Whitney Biennial in 2008. In New York, he is represented by Koenig & Clinton gallery.

About the performer:

High Water is a New York-based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who plays saxophone and electric piano. He has toured internationally, performing at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, The Cinefamily in Los Angeles, SXSW in Texas, MoMA PS1, and more. His debut LP–Crush–was released on Nicolas Jaar’s label “Other People”.