METROPOLIS – Anything But Silent!


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Tue, Jun 20, 2023 7:00 PM


Anything But Silent
Tuesday, June 20th at 7:00 PM

Featuring Live Theatre Organ Accompaniment by Ben Model

In a futuristic city, a wealthy utopia exists above a dystopian underworld where the mistreated working-class live in poverty. When the son of the city’s mastermind discovers the truth, he sets out to help the workers. Among the most influential of all silents, Metropolis had for 75 years been seen only in abridged versions until a damaged print was discovered in a museum in Argentina. The resulting restoration offers a nearly complete picture of this visual masterpiece, containing some of the most striking images in film history. (Germany, 1927, 148min., Silent, NR | Dir. Fritz Lang)

Still from Fritz Lang

Still from Fritz Lang

Film poster for Fritz Lang

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