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Saturday, September 2 • 12:15am - 2:45am
Metropolis (1927)

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Metropolis (1927)
Director: Fritz Lang
Runtime: 147 Minutes

Metropolis is a German silent film produced in 1927 that uses a dystopian society to explore the dangers inherent in capitalism and industrialization. Based on a novel by Thea von Harbou, it was directed by her husband Fritz Lang, who also co-wrote the screenplay, and stars Alfred Abel as Joh Fredersen, Gustav Fröhlich as Freder, Brigitte Helm as both Maria and the Machine-Man, and Rudolf Klein-Rogge as Rotwang the inventor.

The film in its completed form has been lost, but most of Metropolis has been rediscovered, including a most recent addition of 25 minutes of previously missing footage. It holds the distinction of being the most expensive silent film ever made, with a final cost of almost 4.2 million Reichmark, and has become known as one of the most contentious films of the Weimar era.

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Paul Oehlers

Director, Escape Velocity Film Festival, Museum of Science Fiction
Paul A. Oehlers is most recognized for his “extraordinarily evocative” film scores. (Variety)  Films incorporating his music have won the Grand Jury prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Atlanta International Film Festival, and the Indiefest Film Festival.  In addition, films with his music have screened at dozens of festivals in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Paul A... Read More →

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Saturday September 2, 2017 12:15am - 2:45am
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