Germany | 1927 | 148 min | PG
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
We Celebrate 10 Years of Silent Films @ The Revue Cinema w/ METROPOLIS!!!
We can’t think of a film better than METROPOLIS to celebrate a decade of silent film programming at the Revue! Over the past ten years Silent Revue (née Silent Sundays) has brought you several films by Fritz Lang, one the most lauded directors of the twentieth century. But never until now could we present his most iconic film, and truly one of the most celebrated films of the silent era, complete with orchestral accompaniment by the famed Ugly Beauties!
As gleamingly modern as it is vested in the ancient and medieval, METROPOLIS launched the science fiction epic and popularized genre mash-up, as Shelley’s Frankenstein had done for literature the century prior. Starring the legendary Rudolf Klein-Rogge as a mad scientist, the luminous Brigette Helm as both the virtuous Maria and her doppelganger the Whore of Babylon, as well as Gustav Fröhlich, METROPOLIS is the pinnacle of Weimar filmmaking, as well as, somewhat ironically, its downfall. While it may have marked the end of an era, Silent Revue’s tenth anniversary screening proves that the silent era is very much alive.
Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Brigette Helm, Gustav Fröhlich
ABOUT THE SILENT REVUE SERIES
Established as Silent Sundays by founding programmer Eric Veillette in 2009, Silent Revue is Toronto’s only year-round film series dedicated to silent cinema. Monthly screenings (more…)
Presentation format: 2K DCP
Silent Revue was founded by Eric Veillette as Silent Sundays and has been curated by Alicia Fletcher since 2013.
Live accompaniment by Ugly Beauties (Marilyn Lerner, Matt Brubeck, Nick Fraser).
This gala event is sponsored by Bill Mohan (Sutton Realty), Hollywood Suite and Meridian Credit Union.
General Admission: $20
Bronze/Loyalty Members, Students & Seniors: $17
Silver Members: $16
Gold/Individual/Family Members: FREE