Metropolis (PG) | 153mins | 1927 | Drama, Sci-Fi | Live Score with Affen & Smithson

Cinema |
1st July 2015

Music on Film Season | Warehouse Film in Screen 2 | Wed 1 Jul | 8.00pm
With Live Score Accompaniment by Lancaster based artists Lee Affen & Ric Smithson

Sometime in the future, the city of Metropolis is home to a Utopian society where its wealthy residents live a carefree life. One of those is Freder Fredersen. One day, he spots a beautiful woman with a group of children, she and the children who quickly disappear. Trying to follow her, he, oblivious to such, is horrified to find an underground world of workers, apparently who run the machinery which keeps the above ground Utopian world functioning. One of the few people above ground who knows about the world below is Freder's father, Joh Fredersen, who is the founder and master of Metropolis. Freder learns that the woman is Maria, who espouses the need to join the “hands” – the workers – to the “head” – those in power above – by a mediator or the “heart”. Freder wants to help the plight of the workers in the want for a better life. But when Joh learns of what Maria is espousing and that Freder is joining their cause, Joh, with the assistance of an old colleague and now nemesis named …

Score originally commissioned by The Dukes, Lancaster with the support of Film Hub NWC and the British Film Institute.

DATES & TIMES

1st July 2015

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