Virtual Screening Room Wed, Oct 21, 2020
Event Info
Dialogue:virtual conversation with the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library
Streaming Filter
Virtual Film Category:Science on Screen
Series Info
Series:Science on Screen
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:148 minutes
Director:Fritz Lang
Year Released:1927
Production Country:Germany
Language:German with English subtitles


Metropolis is presented in partnership with the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library, in celebration of their exhibit A Century of Robots: From Capek to Now and will be followed by a virtual conversation with Museum & Library Associate Director of Life Long Learning Sarah Henderson and Museum education associate Robb Tigan.

"One of the most celebrated movies in cinema history." - New York Times

Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration of Metropolis is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang's science fiction masterpiece. Backed by a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz's 1927 score, the film's dazzling visual design and special effects are more striking than ever. And the integration of scenes and subplots long considered lost endows Metropolis with even greater tension and emotional resonance, as it dramatizes the conflict between wealthy uber-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers - orchestrated by a diabolical scientist capable of destroying them.

Presented as part of Science on Screen® - An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

Included Shorts

Science on Screen Intro (1min) More
Bijou Bumper (0min) More
Preshow Slides (0min) More
Metropolis Intro (1min) More
Metropolis Q&A (42min) More