Film Club Presents Metropolis with a Special Introduction by German Cinema expert Dr. Sara Hall

Join the film club for a viewing of Fritz Lang's MetropolisMetropolis is a 1927 German expressionist epic science fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou, and starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. A silent film, it was produced by Erich Pommer in the Babelsberg Studios by Universum Film A.G.. It is regarded as a pioneering work of science fiction genre in movies, being among the first feature length movies of the genre. Made in Germany during the Weimar Period, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia, and follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city's ruler, and Maria, a poor worker, to overcome the vast gulf separating the classes of their city. Metropolis was filmed in 1925, at a cost of approximately five million Reichsmarks, making it the most expensive film ever released up to that point. The motion picture's futuristic style is influenced by the work of Futurist Italian architect, Antonio Sant'Elia.

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Introduction by Dr. Sara Hall. Dr. Sara Hall, a fellow Columbia alumni, is an expert in German cinema. She is the director of the UIC Moving Image Arts Program and is soon to publish her book The Investigating Camera: Film and the Production of Law and Order in Germany 1919-1931.

We also encourage you to attend Dr. Hall's discussion of "The Man Who Jumped Over Cars" at the Summer Screenings of the Chicago International Film Festivals on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center. Admission is free.


May 21, 2015 at 6:00pm - 9pm

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Andrew Swan Christian Moevs Sara Kalish Sean Nelson Philip Liebson Nikita Bondarenko Christopher Woodfin Shai Halivni Paul Oconnor Hilary Claggett Elise Renwick Chris Stacey

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