Varieté

Live musical accompaniment by Berklee Silent Film Orchestra
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Showings

Castro Theatre Fri, Jun 3, 2016 7:15 PM
$22 general / $20 member
Film Info
Director:Ewald André Dupont
Cast:Emil Jannings
Lya de Putti
Warwick Ward
Year:1925
Country:Germany
Total Run Time:95 min

Description

A retired trapeze artist leaves his family and runs away with a nimble seductress to Berlin. They team up with another trapeze artist and become the lead attraction at the city’s famed Wintergarten. Sexual jealousy then complicates the plot, but the real attraction here is cinematographer Karl Freund’s unleashed camera, which provides dazzling complement to the heart-stopping acrobatic feats and shadowy goings-on far from the center ring.

The pristine new restoration by Germany’s F.W. Murnau Foundation restores the film’s expressive tinting and toning.

Live musical accompaniment by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

Introduction by Sheldon Mirowitz

Underwritten by Adam S. Rubinson

Co-presented by Berlin & Beyond and California Film Institute

ASL interpretation provided