4pm Doors | 4:30pm Pre-show | 5pm Movie
Fritz Lang’s influential German science-fiction silent film will be brought to life through an electro-acoustic score composed and performed live by award-winning flutist, composer, and educator Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano. For the pre-show, the NYC Vintage Enthusiasts will curate a “retro-futuro” fashion show on the United Palace’s renovated stage. As always, guests are encouraged to dress in theme costumes.
Click the links below for clips of the movie with Ms. Modiano’s soundtrack.
Synopsis: Metropolis presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the 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.
DOR - March 13, 1927
Stars - Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich
Director - Fritz Lang
Screenwriter - Thea von Harbou, Thea von Harbou
Length - 2 hours, 28 minutes
The 2010 version will be screened on DCP.
Film Restoration: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Striftung, Wiesbaden jointly with Deutsche Kinemathek Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin in Co-operation with Museo del Cine Pablo C. Ducros Hicken, Buenos Aires in 2010.
"Movies at the Palace" take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew's 175th Street Theatre that first opened as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house in 1930. We honor that past while reinventing the movie-going experience by pairing classic titles with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s. The year-long series of “Movies that Reawaken Wonder” celebrates both the Palace’s past as a Wonder Theatre and recent cinematic rebirth, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector. Learn more here.
Seniors (65 years and older) and children (12 years and younger): $5 online/ $10 at the door