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|Film Screening: Dr. Caligari|
|Date||Friday September 05|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|600 4th St, West Sacramento - corner of 4th & F in West Sac.|
|Organizer/Author||Movies on a Big Screen|
|screenings [at] shiny-object.com|
|Address||600 4th St, West Sacramento|
7:00 PM - Admission: FREE!
Location: 600 4th St, West Sacramento (corner of 4th & F in West Sac).
We didn't realize it until too late -- but Movies on a Big Screen is two years old this weekend! Yay!!
And as it turns out, we're showing one of favorite cult films! And it's free admission!!
This brain-damaged, perverse fever dream is set in the Caligari Insane Asylum (CIA), a nightmare labyrinth of impossible angles and colors, within which the fabled mesmerist's granddaughter (Madeleine Reynal) rules with an iron hand, a phallic-looking syringe, and a hot-pink PVC dress. Most of the unnameable experiments taking place have to do with the doc's desire to transplant her grandfather's synaptic fluid into her own brain to acquire his genius. She also has a peculiar fascination for prize patient Mrs. Van Houten (Laura Albert), a repressed housewife with horrifying sexual fantasies involving doors with giant tongues and razor-wielding madmen - when asked to describe her life in two words, Van Houten replies, "unending torment."
This film also features Fox Harris (the Chevy Malibu-driving "I had a lobotomy" guy from Repo Man, in his final film role). NOTE: This is NOT for kids. There's a fair amount of sexual content. There's also a huge amount of weirdness: plot, dialogue, barren and bizarre sets, costumes, etc. And honestly, this has to be one of the most quotable movies ever.