Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS is perhaps the most famous German film of all time, and certainly one of the most influential. This restoration, premiered in Berlin, is the most complete and authentic version possible of Lang’s original 1927 vision. Metropolis takes place in the future, where people are divided into two groups: poor workers living underground and the rich who enjoy a city of luxury. The film’s imagery pre-empted and inspired Sci-Fi classics such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and jaw-dropping production values, Metropolis stands today as a testament to Lang’s ambitious vision of what cinema could be. The film will be screened around London throughout the month of September.
Director:Fritz Lang• Starring:Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Klein-Rogge• Germany 1927 • 150 mins • German with English subtitles.
Curzon Midnight Movies is presenting a very special preview of the newly reconstructed and restored sci-fi classic Metropolis, from visonary Austrian director Fritz Lang - for one night only at Curzon Mayfair. Arrive from 9:30pm for music, themed bar and a free shot of Jägermeister before taking your seats for a special dance performance from the sultry Suri Sumatra, and then experience this influential and iconic film. There’s also 10 Eureka Masters of Cinema DVDs to give away to the best dressed (dress code: ‘20s bourgeoisie or factory chic, whose side will you choose?)… Visit www.curzoncinemas.com or call 08717033989 for details and booking
The ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) features screenings throughout the month of September. For more information visit www.ica.org.uk
Ciné lumière at the Institute français features screenings from 10-16 September. Visit www.institut-francais.org.uk for more details.