WOMAN IN THE MOON

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, Jul 19 7:00 PM

Description

Anything But Silent

WOMAN IN THE MOON (1929)

Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00 PM

With Live Theatre Organ Accompaniment by Ben Model!

Members $12 | Public $17

In Fritz Lang’s final silent epic, the legendary filmmaker spins a tale involving a wicked cartel of spies who co-opt an experimental mission to the moon in the hope of plundering the satellite’s vast stores of gold.

Two years after revolutionizing the science fiction film with his epic Metropolis, director Fritz Lang revisited the genre with an ambitious spectacle that dramatizes the first lunar expedition. Rather than a flight of pure fantasy, Lang, screenwriter Thea von Harbou and a group of technical consultants conceived a modernized "Trip to the Moon" grounded in state-of-the-art astrophysics. Spiced with romance and espionage (including a network of diabolical super-spies straight out of Lang's Mabuse films), Woman in the Moon was one of the most influential science fiction films of its era. (1929, 169min., Germany, NR, Silent | Dir. Fritz Lang)

Film Poster for WOMAN IN THE MOON (1929)

Ben Model is one of America’s leading silent film accompanists, and has been playing piano and organ for silent films at the New York MoMA since 1984 and the CAC since 2006. Since March 16th, 2020, Ben has been hosting a weekly live-streamed silent film show from his living room, “The Silent Comedy Watch Party.” Click here to visit Ben's YouTube page!

Silent Film Accompanist Ben Model