- This event has passed.
The Invincible Czars – The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Nosferatu!
September 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Invincibles Czars are returning to the Eureka Theater for a SPECIAL DOUBLE FEATURE! This year, they will perform with both “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” and “Nosferatu.”
The Invincible Czars bring their nightmarish-ly fun soundtrack to the world’s first feature-length horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920 Robert Wiene) with an immersive combined live soundtrack experience that transports audiences back 100+ years via an age-old tale accompanied by a chilling, tastefully-modern score featuring an impressive blend of traditional acoustic and present-day electric instruments. The band will also perform their lauded soundtrack for Nosferatu!
The Invincible Czars are also releasing a DVD and downloadable video with their soundtrack.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari inspired modern day filmmaker Tim Burton and musicians like David Bowie with its strikingly modern visuals. Its craggy edges, disjointed backgrounds and heavy make-up have earned this dark fairy tale a reputation as the quintessential German Expressionist film. Its twist ending is also considered the first in cinematic history (and something Rod Sterling’s The Twlight Zone capitalized upon in the 1960s.)
The Invincible Czars had originally planned this massive tour for spring 2020 in celebration of the movie’s centennial but it was all shutdown due to the CoVid-19 pandemic. Now they’re excited to finally bring their fantastical live soundtrack for this surreal fantasy to audiences all over North America for its 103rd anniversary.
The live accompaniment experience marries the old-world charm of silent film with a contemporary electricity engaging multi-generational audiences. “We strive to create soundtracks that give modern -day audiences a context to appreciate these 100-year-old movies,” said Josh Robins, Invincible Czars founder and bandleader. The group draws upon influences from more modern film composers including Bear McCreary, Angelo Badalmenti, David Buckley, Bernard Herrmann and Danny Elfman.