Your NPR Library presents a new Friday Film Series, starting with a month of silent film gems in January. Next stop – Metropolis
Fri, Jan. 27 at 7:30PM (time change!) – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis
The first modern science-fiction film. It has influenced all subsequent SF movies from Star Wars to Blade Runner. Metropolis was one of the last German Expressionist films, and is to this date the most expensive silent film ever made. Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and examines the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism. The film was heavily edited upon release, and its cut footage was long considered lost. However, on July 1, 2008, a complete cut of the film was discovered in a film museum in Argentina. Some of the missing shots, however, remain beyond restoration.
(1927, 120 min)