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METROPOLIS

  • 5:40
  • 8:30

$7 Member   $12.50 Regular

Part of the seriesSUMMER FESTIVAL OF FANTASY, HORROR & SCIENCE FICTION

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THE DEFINITIVE RECONSTRUCTION

METROPOLIS

(1926, Fritz Lang) In the city of the future, while the rich live well above, the workers below are a bad #2 to the machines; but industrialist scion Gustaf Froelich tries to bridge the gap -- only trouble, which Brigitte Helm is his girl, and which is a robot? Approx. 153 min. DCP.

REVIEWS

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"A MASTERPIECE OF VISIONARY SILENT CINEMA...one of the strangest, most fascinating films ever made, a futuristic nightmare that is both sublime in its grandeur and remarkably intimate in its emotions."
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"Easily trouncing the recent Hollywood heat rash of over-extended superheroes and Hasbro infomercials, this satisfying sci-fi blockbuster is a crypto-Marxist, proto-Fascist spectacle first released 80 years ago! Metropolis now seems both quaintly steampunk and disjunctively contemporary."
– Ed Halter, Village Voice

"A superspectacle...ESSENTIAL."
– Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

Trailer

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