Dir. Fritz Lang, 1927, 153 mins. DCP. With Brigitte Helm. Restored in 2010 to its full length after 25 minutes of previously lost footage was rediscovered in Argentina, Fritz Lang’s futuristic masterpiece (set in the year 2000) will be shown in its complete form. The eponymous city is divided in two—the wealthy live in towering luxurious skyscrapers, and slave laborers toil below ground to keep the machinery going. In 1933, Joseph Goebbels, impressed with the film, invited Lang to head the German film industry. Instead, Lang fled to America. Shown with Gottfried Huppertz’s original orchestral score.
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