Metropolis (1927)

Saturday September 24th, 2022 – 2:00 pm

Fritz Lang’s 1927 science-fiction masterpiece…. fuses the frenetic storytelling of twenties pulp fiction with Lang’s personal fascination with the darker side of human nature.

Written by Fritz Lang and his wife, Thea von Harbou, and starring Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel, and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. Stunning art-deco visuals set in a futuristic urban dystopia, the film follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city’s ruler, and Maria, a poor worker, to overcome the vast gulf separating the classes of their city.

Organist Dean Lemire will be performing his original score on the Hollywood’s Mighty Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ.

“It leaves you dazed and sated. Compared to the fast food eye candy surrounding it these days. Metropolis is a gourmet 20-course meal.” Michael Sragow – Baltimore Sun

“An awesome cinema spectacle.” Steven Rea – The Philadelphia Inquirer

“What you come to see are the strokes of a visual master. You will not be disappointed.” Marta Barber – Miami Herald

“few films have ever been more visually exhilarating” Roger Ebert – Chicago Sun Times

Rotten Tomatoes: rated 97% TomatoMeter / 92% audience score!

Runtime 274 minutes

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