Directed by Fritz Lang
With live original
Orchestral Score by
DEGENERATE ART ENSEMBLE
March 2, 2015
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
March 2, 2015
Doors at 6:00 pm
Show at 7:00 pm
$10 per film (not including fees)
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STG Presents Trader Joe's Silent Movie Mondays - METROPOLIS (1927) at The Paramount Theatre on Monday, March 2, 2015. Featuring the Degenerate Art Ensemble performing live their original orchestral score.
METROPOLIS is a 1927 expressionistic epic science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang and co-written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou. Made in Germany during the Weimar Period, METROPOLIS is regarded as a pioneer work of science fiction and the first feature length film of the genre. This 2010 restoration incorporates more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage and is preserved and restored with support from the Film Foundation. The iconic cinema classic has influenced the likes of George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Madonna and Beyoncé and is the first ever film to be included on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register of essential cultural artifacts. Lang escaped the Nazis for Hollywood where he became a well known director of crime and film noir films in the American Studio era.
Click here to read some thoughts on German Silents by Robert Horton, Seattle Weekly film critic.
Join us after the film for CineClub, a community discussion in The Paramount Bar, about the film, covering silent film trivia questions and exploring silent film in general. All ages welcome. CineClub hosts are Leo Mayberry and Rhias Hall of Scarecrow Video.
Degenerate Art Ensemble (DAE) is a Seattle based performance company who has collaborated with notable artists such as Robert Wilson and Kronos Quartet. STG has an ongoing partnership with DAE and has presented and premiered new work at both the Moore and Neptune Theatres. The DAE collective composed this score for METROPOLIS in collaboration with Joshua Kohl, Haruko Nishimura, Ian Rashkin, Timothy Young and Troy Swanson. The score is a wild ride of soaring orchestral melodies, big band rowdiness and analog synth wizardry. DAE celebrates their 15th anniversary when this score was released and premiered with the viewing of METROPOLIS at Gas Works Park for 10,000 people. Joshua Kohl will conduct a 17 piece orchestra for The Paramount's Silent Movie Mondays.
GERMAN SILENTS includes masterpieces by German Jewish artists who fled to the U.S. and had a major influence on American cinema. Genres representing expressionistic science fiction, a literary classic and a documentary of daily life in Berlin are featured in this 3 part series.
ASL interpreter provided for spoken introductions.