Event 33

Father Richard: Silent Film With Live Organ Accompaniment

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

 – St Mary’s Church

Father Richard Williams’ film nights are renowned. Parish priest in Hay since 2001, he trained as a professional musician at Trinity College of Music, London, studying piano, organ and composition. In the late Georgian-Gothic setting of St Mary’s Church, Hay, he is performing a live accompaniment on the Bevington organ to the classic 1920 German silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer.

At a fairground, Dr Caligari has a somnambulist, Cesare, who can predict the future. When a young man visits him and asks how long he will live, the answer is until dawn…

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