Screening of Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS/End of the World Party.
Ladies and Gentlemen.
What better way to celebrate the end of the world than with one of the first cinematic tellings of a dystopian society it Toronto's most historic METRO THEATER
FRITZ LANGS "METROPOLIS"
Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang. The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea Von Harbou, and starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. A silent film, it was produced in the Babelsberg Studios by UFA.
Made in Germany during the Weimar Period, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia, and follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city's ruler, and Maria, whose background is not fully explained in the film, to overcome the vast gulf separating the classist nature of their city. Metropolis was filmed in 1925, at a cost of approximately five million Reichsmarks. The film was met with a mixed response upon its initial release, with many critics praising its technical achievements while deriding its simplistic and naïve storyline. Due both to its long running-time and footage censors found questionable, Metropolis was cut substantially after its German premiere; large portions of the film were lost over the subsequent decades.
Numerous attempts have been made to restore the film since the 1970s-80s. Giorgio Moroder, a music producer, released a version with a soundtrack by rock artists such as Freddie Mercury and Adam Ant in 1984.
Featuring musical performances from:
FAT AS FUCK
$10 at the door
$8 In Adv (available at the rustic owl, 967 Bloor st. West)
This is a licenced event, beer will be for sale, but all ages are welcome.
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