Director: Fritz Lang
Film Screening, February 24 & 25, 7:00 PM
Germany | 153 minutes | PG-13
Fritz Lang’s classic silent-film Metropolis presents a futuristic mega-city in which the elite live above the clouds in endless luxury and the working class toil and labor underground. The early sci-fi feature, notable for its innovations in camera technique and special effects, ultimately tells a love story in the wake of class struggle and technological oppression.
“For fans and scholars of the silent-film era, the search for a copy of the original version of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis has become a sort of holy grail. One of the most celebrated movies in cinema history, the film had not been viewed at its full length-roughly two and a half hours-since shortly after its premiere in Berlin in 1927. The newly found footage adds 25 minutes. Now for the first time, Lang’s vision of a technologically advanced, socially stratified urban dystopia, which has influenced contemporary films like Blade Runner and Star Wars, seems complete and comprehensible.” – Larry Rohter / New York Times
One of the Top 100 Films in Cinematic History
Legacy of Cinema Restoration Award, Los Angeles Film Critics, 2010
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