Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, October 06, 2012

7:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(Germany/1927—directed by Fritz Lang)

This encore performance of the recently – and fully – restored version of Fritz Lang’s visionary science fiction “super-production” with its thousands of extras, mammoth sets, and eye-popping special effects, including a cataclysmic, multitude-engulfing flood will be accompanied live by an expanded version of the Alloy Orchestra’s acclaimed original score. This astounding version of Metropolis — premiered at the Berlin Film Festival after considerable restoration work on the well-worn archival print — features 25 added minutes from that thought-to-be-lost 16mm Argentine copy, which has been combined with the visually superb 2002 35mm/digital restoration to create an overwhelming experience that is the most complete Metropolis we will likely ever see. Experiencing it on the big screen with the Alloy Orchestra in person makes it a must-see cinematic event for all serious movie-lovers. Don’t miss it this time! (153 min.)

"A masterpiece of visionary silent cinema... one of the most fascinating films ever made, a futuristic nightmare that is both sublime in its grandeur and remarkably intimate in its emotions. Just about every science-fiction movie you can think of pays tribute to its influence, but to date none has matched its strangeness or its prophetic power." A.O. Scott, The New York Times 

The DFT’s Crystal Gallery Café will be closed during September and the first two weeks of October due to glass and metalwork restoration of the café’s three monumental windows. Please excuse our dust while we complete this exciting project, the finished work will help to preserve the historic ironwork window frames of Samuel Yellin, and give visitors a beautiful view of the night sky and midtown museum campus along John R. During construction, beverages and light snacks will be continue to served on the ground floor in the central Loggia space near the theater entrance.