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After the film, organist Brett Miller will stay for a Q&A.
“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
Special thanks to the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley (TOSDV) for use of their Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.
ABOUT THE ORGANIST
Brett Miller was a finalist in the American Theatre Organ Society’s Young Organist Competition and has been performing for the past ten years over the country specializing in the art of Silent film accompaniment. He has been featured with the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic at the Trenton War Memorial as well as opened for the sold-out appearance of George R.R. Martin, author of the “Game of Thrones”. He was featured on PBS “State of the Arts” as well as in the Philadelphia Inquirer “We The People” for his organ accompaniment and preservation of silent films. Along with his brother he founded “musicalpromise.org” , a musical initiative to help fund the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Brett has received the White House Student Film Festival honorable mention for a film featuring this community service work. Prior to his present studying as an undergraduate student at the Eastman School of Music, Brett was involved in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra as well as many school-related musical organizations and was awarded for these efforts. He is an active advocate for the education of the presentation of silent films and performing the scores to them “live to picture”. Brett continues to be involved in various organizations including Empire Film and Media Ensemble, the Garden State Theatre Organ Society, the Rochester Theatre Organ Society, the American Theatre Organ Society, and the Historic Pipe Organs at Boardwalk Hall.
General Admission: $20.00
Seniors/ Veterans/ Children (under 12): $18.00
Please note that all Non-Member ticket prices include a processing fee of $2.00.
ABOUT THE FILM
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.
This influential German science-fiction film presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the privileged youth Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) discovers the grim scene under the city, he becomes intent on helping the workers. He befriends the rebellious teacher Maria (Brigitte Helm), but this puts him at odds with his authoritative father, leading to greater conflict.
- Genre Sci-Fi
- Director Fritz Lang
- Released 1927
- Runtime 2h 33m
- Rated Not Rated
- Studio Kino Lorber
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