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Metropolis Live Score Benefit Screening

Join OC Film Fiesta and the upcoming Frida Cinema on Saturday, September 7, 2013, as we team with a talented collective of local musicians to breathe new life into one of cinema’s most groundbreaking and enduring classics – Fritz Lang’s 1927 science-fiction masterpiece, METROPOLIS.

We are very excited to screen the fully-restored, 145-minute Kino version of Metropolis at this special event. Recently completed and remastered after 25 minutes of lost footage was unearthed in a museum in Argentina, Metropolis tells the tale of a dystopian future where humans are divided into two groups: the citizens, who celebrate a thriving economy and idyllic surroundings in a towering city above, and the workers, who toil and slave in the dismal factories below. When a citizen of Metropolis uncovers the truth about the plight of the workers, it sets in motion a stirring tale of revolution, love, identity, and the power of human will.

Credited for influencing countless sci-fi classics including Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Dark City, Metropolis is an amazing feat of filmmaking as both a mind-blowing extravaganza of visuals and effects, and as a searing satirical examination of class, society, and political corruption.

At once an event that celebrates so much of what an arthouse cinema strives to present – a foreign film, a silent film, a classic film, a live performance, and as part of a locally-curated film festival – this presentation will help The Frida Cinema raise needed funds to achieve our goal to begin programming our arthouse in January, 2014.

Tickets: http://metropolis-santa-ana.eventbrite.com/

To help us meet that end, the following talented musicians have lent their talents for this special one-time presentation:

Stephen Anderson – http://jesusisdead.bandcamp.com/
SciFi Noise Collage

Glenn Bach – http://www.glennbach.com/
Sound Artist

Chelsea Camille Isaacs – http://www.isaacsguitar.net/
Voice

Steuart Liebig – http://stigsite.com/
Electric Bass, Electronics, and Touch Surfaces

Sander Roscoe Wolff – http://www.sanderis.com/
Synths, Guitars, & Loops

Herbert Von Carrion
Balinese Flute, Samples, & Precussion

$10 General Admission. A limited number of $25 V.I.P. tickets are also available, and will include first admission into cinema and an event poster.

Admission is free to Frida Cinema/Long Beach Cinematheque members – visit thefridacinema.org/donatejoin to join our family as a card-carrying Member!

Event proceeds will benefit The Frida Cinema’s ongoing efforts to ensure programming can begin as planned in January, 2014.

Learn more about OC Film Fiesta, taking place September 6-15, at www.ocfilmfiesta.org.

Thank you to Kino Lorber, OC Film Fiesta, Metropolitan Fiesta Twin, and our talented musicians for making this event possible!

Tickets: http://metropolis-santa-ana.eventbrite.com/



By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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