Clark Art Screens 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari'

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — On Thursday, March 23 at 6 pm, the Clark Art Institute screens "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" in its auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center. 
Presented in connection with the Clark's exhibition "Portals: The Visionary Architecture of Paul Goesch," this is the first event in the Clark's five-part series Visionary Architecture on Film. The film series explores themes related to Paul Goesch's life and work in early twentieth-century Germany.
According to a press release:
"The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920; 51 minutes) may be the quintessential film of German Expressionism. A hypnotist uses a sleep-walking man to commit murder—and the absurdity of the plot is rivaled only by the film's bizarre and elaborate set designs. Beyond its visual delights, Dr. Caligari critiques both the absurdity of bureaucracy and the interwar German government.
Free and open to the public; no registration is required. The Clark's Visionary Architecture on Film series is organized by Ella Comberg, MA '24 in the Williams Graduate Program in the History of Art.  in the Visionary Architecture on Film series is The Golem: How He Came into the World on April 13 at 6 pm in the Clark's auditorium.

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Williamstown Conservation OKs Five Corners Roundabout Project

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Conservation Commission last week gave the green light to a long-discussed roundabout for the Five Corners intersection in South Williamstown.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation was before the commission with a notice of intent to undertake a multiyear project to reconfigure the intersection of Routes 7 and 43.
Since the work takes place near the north branch of the Green River, the Con Comm has the jurisdiction of ensuring the project will not disturb the resource area.
Prior to last week's local hearing, MassDOT already received a review from the commonwealth's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, which found that the work would not "adversely affect the state protected resource area habitat of rare wildlife species," Sara Kreisel, a civil engineer with of BSC (Build, Support Connect) Group of Boston, told the commission.
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