STG Presents Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays - METROPOLIS (1927) at The Paramount Theatre on Monday, March 2, 2015. Featuring the Degenerate Art Ensemble performing live their original orchestral score.
METROPOLIS is a 1927 expressionistic epic science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang and co-written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou. Made in Germany during the Weimar Period, METROPOLIS is regarded as a pioneer work of science ficton and the first feature length film of the genre. This 2010 restoration incorporates more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage and is preserved and restored with support from the the Film Foundation. The iconic cinema classic has influenced the likes of George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Madonna and Beyoncé and is the first ever film to be included on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register of essential cultural artifacts. Lang escaped the Nazis for Hollywood where he became a well known director of crime and film noir films in the American Studio era.