METROPOLIS screening with live music and artist talk

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Sat., Apr. 2, 2011, 7:00pm - Sun., Apr. 3, 2011, 3:00pm



7:00 PM  SCREENING - METROPOLIS with live musical accompaniment

Alumni Hall | King’s New Academic Building | 6350 Coburg Road  | $5 Suggested Donation  

(Fritz Lang, 1927, Germany, 153 min, DVD)

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

A 1927 German expressionist film in the science-fiction genre directed by Fritz Lang. Produced in Germany during a stable period of the Weimar Republic, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and makes use of this context to explore the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism. The film was produced in the Babelsberg Studios by Universum Film A.G. (UFA). The most expensive silent film ever made, it cost approximately 5 million Reichsmark. Metropolis was cut substantially after its German premiere, and much footage was lost over the passage of successive decades. There have been several efforts to restore it, as well as discoveries of previously lost footage. A 2001 reconstruction of Metropolis, shown at the Berlin Film Festival, was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in that same year. In 2008, a copy of the film 30 minutes longer than any other known surviving copy was located in Argentina. After a long period of restoration in Germany, the restored film was shown publicly for the first time simultaneously at Berlin and Frankfurt on February 12, 2010. (Wikipedia)

Musicians Featured:

Lukas Pearse, Tim Crofts, Geordie Haley and D'Arcy Gray

10:00PM  RECEPTION - HIFF 2011 OPENING PARTY Peter Wilson Common Room | King’s New Academic Building | 6350 Coburg Road  | Free  

Kick off HIFF 2011 and celebrate Spring with great food, drinks and music immediately following METROPOLIS!



KTS Lecture Hall | King’s New Academic Building | 6350 Coburg Road | Free  

Dr. Gordon McOuat, Associate Professor of Humanities at The University of King’s College will host a discussion on Metropolis with special guests.

Sponsors and Partners:

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
English Dept. Dalhousie University
History of Science and Technology Programme, University of King's College
Situating Science Strategic Knowledge Cluster


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