METROPOLIS

Live musical accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra

90th Anniversary
Incorporating more than 25 minutes of recently discovered footage, the 2010 restoration of METROPOLIS is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang's science-fiction masterpiece. Like puzzle pieces, these scenes and subplots, long thought lost, help to complete the picture of the dizzyingly intricate plot. In a fabulous city of the future, penthouse-dwelling capitalist bureaucrats hold sway over a subterranean working class, but a prophet from the masses foresees the coming of a new world order. Inspired by New York's skyscrapers, the production design exaggerates verticality, using modernist architecture to reinforce the extreme separation of the classes. DIR/SCR Fritz Lang; SCR Thea von Harbou, from her novel; PROD Erich Pommer. Germany, 1927, b&w, 148 min. Silent with English intertitles and live musical accompaniment. NOT RATED

No passes accepted. Tickets $20/$18 AFI Members and card-carrying union members.

148 Minutes
Science Fiction
Saturday, May 06, 2017
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METROPOLIS Showtimes

Saturday, May 06, 2017