Iconic silent film ‘Metropolis’ to star during King of the Mountain festivities
Directed by German expressionist Fritz Lang, this influential 1927 science-fiction film presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When privileged youth Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) discovers the grim scene under the city, he becomes intent on helping the workers. He befriends the rebellious teacher Maria (Brigitte Helm), but this puts him at odds with his authoritative father, leading to greater conflict.
Set in a dystopian 2026, the film features some of the most creative special effects and sets of its time. Its budget was equivalent to modern blockbusters and the film employed over 37,000 actors and extras behind the scenes. It took the release of legendary film Ben-Hur more than thirty years later, to eclipse its budget and on-set records.
Come and see this epic and iconic film accompanied by the very talented Chris Rose on live piano and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on arrival.
Majestic Theatre, Sunday 23 July 6pm, doors open 5:30pm. Tickets $20 available at the door.