January 28, 2018, 2:30 PM @ Mission Playhouse
Silent Sundays at the Playhouse continue with The Complete Metropolis. Set in a futuristic urban dystopia, this film follows Freder, the wealthy son of Metropolis’ powerful ruler and Maria, a poor worker, as they try to overcome the vast gulf separating the classes of their city. A must see for any sci-fi fan, Metropolis influenced pop culture and many sci-fi films thereafter. With tens of thousands of extras, vast sets, groundbreaking special effects, and over one million dollars spent (in 1927!), this film is a visual masterpiece.
The Complete Metropolis will be shown that includes 25 minutes of missing footage, restoring Metropolis to director Fritz Lang’s original vision.