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Poster for Metropolis (1927)

Metropolis (1927)

Director: Fritz Lang Run Time: 148 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR Release Year: 1927 Language: Silent with English Subtitles

Starring: Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Nitehawk’s LIVE SOUND CINEMA presents Fritz Lang’s science-fiction masterpiece Metropolis with a live score by Black Lodge.

Fritz Lang’s silent German Expressionist Science-Fiction masterpiece Metropolis is back at Nitehawk! In a towering dystopic city of the future, society is divided into two classes: one of planners and management, who live high above the Earth in skyscrapers; and one of workers, who live and toil underground, slaves to the whistle of Metropolis’s ten-hour clock. When the wealthy son of the city’s planners falls in love with the underground leader Maria, an attempt is made to overcome the vast divide between the two. Brigitte Helm plays double roles here as the prophet Maria and the “false” Maria, a robot who is sent to destroy the revolution. Note: we will be showing the 2010 restoration version that includes 25 extra minutes not seen since the film’s Berlin debut in 1927!

Providing the live score to Metropolis is Black Lodge, a collective of musicians led by guitarist/composer Geoff Gersh, who re-score films then perform live to them.

Featuring Absolut Vodka Cocktails.