Metropolis (Complete Version) W/ Live Score by Jeff Rapsis
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METROPOLIS (COMPLETE VERSION) W/ LIVE SCORE BY JEFF RAPSIS

DECEMBER 27


Ring in the new year with a futuristic vision almost 100 years old. Still prescient in its themes, striking in its grandeur, and lush in visuals- experience 1927's Metropolis with a majestic live score by virtuoso silent-film accompanist Jeff Rapsis. The dawn of Science Fiction films breaks again in our century old cinema- the perfect film to reflect on the past and look forward to an unknown, yet exciting future!

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration of METROPOLIS is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece. The film’s dazzling visual design and special effects are more striking than ever. And the integration of scenes and subplots long considered lost endows METROPOLIS with even greater tension and emotional resonance, as it dramatizes the conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers—orchestrated by a diabolical scientist capable of destroying them both.

One of the most celebrated movies in cinema history...For the first time, Lang’s vision... which has influenced contemporary films like “Blade Runner” and “Star Wars,” seems complete. — The New York Times

Jeff Rapsis is a writer/editor, educator, and also a composer and performer who specializes in creating live musical scores for silent film screenings. Featuring an introduction by Jeff and Q&A after the film.

RELEASE DATE

1927

RUNTIME

148 mins

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