If you’re excitement for Indie Memphis is boiling over, check out this event that might tide you over until the big show (we know nothing can quell that type of anticipation, though)!
Just two weeks before the 15th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival is set to open, Indie Memphis is bringing the acclaimed Alloy Orchestra back to Memphis for a one-night-only performance of Fritz Lang’s complete Metropolis (1927 / 148 minutes).
Made possible through the generous support of Dorothy Kirsch.
A silent film masterpiece, Metropolis was destined for fame from the moment it was released. But shortly after its 1927 premiere, a huge chunk of it was removed and thought to be lost forever. Then, in an incredible stroke of luck, a print with the missing footage was found in Buenos Aires 81 years later. The digitally restored version is a revelation; seeing it with the Alloy Orchestra’s live accompaniment is an unforgettable experience.
“A masterpiece of visionary silent cinema… one of the most fascinating films ever made, a futuristic nightmare that is both sublime in its grandeur and remarkably intimate in its emotions. Just about every science-fiction movie you can think of pays tribute to its influence, but to date none has matched its strangeness or its prophetic power.”
~ A.O. Scott, The New York Times