Silents Out Loud takes a bizarre, mischievous turn

The Moolah Temple Men’s Auxiliary will accompany a screening of the 1920 silent movie classic, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, with a strange, sweet soundtrack music during Sylva’s Silents Out Loud on Feb. 25 and 27.

The first performance will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Jackson County Public Library’s community room. The final show will start at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Signature Brew Coffee Company on Main Street in Sylva.

This movie was an early triumph of German Expressionism; the sets throughout the film’s central story are odd, angular, exaggerated paintings bordering on mad abstractions. The film is also the first in cinema history to present a story being told within another story.

There are sleepwalking murderers, a dastardly hypnotist, the townsfolk led on a merry chase, true love and not-so-true love. Expect spooky music, circus music and spirited music.


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