There's a whole lot of good scariness going on at SIFF CInema this week, beginning tonight at 7 PM with "The Wolfman" (the 1941 classic), immediately followed at 8:30 PM with the timeless "The Black Cat."
Through November 6, SIFF Cinema will be presenting "Dark Nights: Classic Monster Movies and More!" in celebration of the frightening day we're approaching (hopefully not the election). This will be surrounding a glorious new live music event and discussion Thursday, October 30 that follows up SIFF's presentation of the Album Leaf scoring "Sunrise" at the Triple Door during the Seattle International Film Festival and "The Red Heroine" accompanied by Boston's incredible Devil Music Ensemble last month.
As part of the series of horror movies being shown, German composer Günter Buchwald will improvise piano and violin to the film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on Thursday at 7:00 PM in the SIFF Cinema.
Buchwald is noted as "a leader of a renaissance in silent movie music" who will be talking about German silent film history and this perfect moment in German cinematic neo-expressionism before the actual movie is shown. His live scoring will accompany the screening of the cult-adored "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (seriously a masterpiece of transgressive mood and mayhem) will follow. A conductor-audience discussion finishes off the evening. Woot and BOO!