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The Alloy Orchestra accompanies


Germany | 1927 | Fritz Lang

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Roger Ebert called Boston’s Alloy Orchestra “the best in the world at accompanying silent films.” Tonight this internationally known trio of musicians—Terry Donahue, Roger Miller, Ken Winokur—perform their signature score, lending their distinctive mix of clarinet, accordion, electronics, and junk metal percussion to Fritz Lang’s visionary sci-fi spectacle. It’s been six years since the Alloy performed in Cleveland, and tonight marks the band’s first appearance in our new Peter B. Lewis Theater. We will show the 2010 restoration of Lang’s futuristic epic, which is 25 minutes (and 25%) longer than the previous “complete” version of the movie. Set in a gleaming futuristic city where the wealthy lead aboveground lives of luxury while worker drones toil on massive machines underground, Metropolis chronicles a robot-led revolt that threatens both classes. Thrilling, visually staggering, and prophetic, Metropolis is made even more memorable by the Alloy Orchestra’s electrifying score! English intertitles. DCP. 150 min.

Special admission $20; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $15; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.

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