The closing night film of the Vermont International Film Festival features a 1920 German silent horror film; one that catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history, Sunday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Main Street Landing Film House, 60 Lake St., Burlington. Sponsored by Lyric Theatre Company, the film will be accompanied by live piano and percussion accompaniment with Randal Pierce and Colin Henkel. “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” reflects the mistrust of authority developed in the immediate post–World War I era and depicts a power that is brutal and insane, manipulating those under its observation to their own whim. Director Robert Wiene and a visionary team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted. The screening will be followed by the festival’s closing night party in the Lake Lobby. Tickets $10, seniors $8, student $5. Reserve tickets at vtiff.org.