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Metropolis (1927) October 19

Join us for legendary director Fritz Lang’s 1927 dystopic science fiction masterpiece “Metropolis.” After over 90 years the film was made whole again after lost footage was restored in 2010. This complete version also boasts the wondrous, original 1927 orchestration by Gottfried Huppertz, faithfully performed by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.

Metropolis is 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

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. Backed by a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz’s 1927 score (presented here in 5.1 Stereo Surround), 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.

Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 148 Minutes
Language: English Intertitles
Venue: Capitol Theatre
Format: Digital Print