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Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS with a Live Score
May 7, 2017 @ 8:15 pm
“It’s visionary for many reasons, perhaps most of all in its anticipation of a cinema that can’t help but revel in its capacity to depict what it means to condemn.” The L Magazine
“With his engineering background and architect’s eye, Lang favored orderly, symmetrical compositions; as the critic Frieda Grafe put it, he brought out ‘the hidden geometry in every shot.’ In METROPOLIS, Rotwang’s wild gestures, the robot Maria’s erotic contortions and the destructive frenzy of the workers’ revolt threaten to overwhelm Lang’s clean lines and precise spaces.” The New York Times
We’re partnering with Tenth Intervention to screen The Complete Metropolis, the film’s newest restoration, with a live score!
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.
Tenth Intervention (Dorian Wallace, piano, Hajnal Pivnick, violin) presents contemporary music in New York City. Through collaborations with composers, musicians, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers, they produce programs that expand the reach of music to be diverse, pioneering, and socially conscious. Visit www.tenthintervention.com for more info!
Dir. Fritz Lang. 1927. 153 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.