The Cinémathèque’s “Why we love cinema” season continues with a selection of real classics that are definitely worth seeing on the big screen.
Dark and twisted German expressionist masterpiece “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” is being screened on Wednesday 12 August. The silent horror classic tells the story of an insane hypnotist who uses a somnambulist to commit murders. It features some of the most iconic sets committed to screen. Watch the trailer for “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”.
Then on 14 August Wim Wenders takes the audience on a stylish road trip through the south-western United States with his Palme d’Or winner “Paris, Texas” starring Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski. Th soundtrack by Ry Cooder is also award worthy. Watch the trailer for “Paris, Texas”.
On Monday 17 August, Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell light up the screen in one of the best screwball comedies of all time, Howard Hawks’s quick-fire, fast-talking “His Girl Friday”. Watch the trailer for “His Girl Friday”.
And the mother of all musicals, “Singin In The Rain”, is on next Tuesday, 18 August. Co-directed by and starring the great Gene Kelly, the film features some truly incredible and memorable dance sequences. Watch the trailer for “Singin In The Rain”.