The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

Metropolis


Directed by: Fritz Lang


Germany | 153 minutes | PG-13



Screening

Friday, February 24, 2012, 7pm - 9pm

Screening

Saturday, February 25, 2012, 7pm - 9pm



Fritz Lang's classic silent-film Metropolis presents a futuristic mega-city in which the elite live above the clouds in endless luxury and the working class toil and labor underground. The early sci-fi feature, notable for its innovations in camera technique and special effects, ultimately tells a love story in the wake of class struggle and technological oppression. 


"For fans and scholars of the silent-film era, the search for a copy of the original version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis has become a sort of holy grail. One of the most celebrated movies in cinema history, the film had not been viewed at its full length - roughly two and a half hours - since shortly after its premiere in Berlin in 1927. The newly found footage adds 25 minutes. Now for the first time, Lang's vision of a technologically advanced, socially stratified urban dystopia, which has influenced contemporary films like Blade Runner and Star Wars, seems complete and comprehensible." - Larry Rohter,  New York Times 

One of the Top 100 Films in Cinematic History Legacy of Cinema Restoration Award, Los Angeles Film Critics, 2010