Artist’s Choice Screening: Metropolis
Sun, 15 October 2023
Dundee Contemporary Arts - 152 Nethergate
Cost: All day £9 / Concessions*: Over 60s £8 / Students and under 21s £6.50 / Claimants (Jobseekers Allowance, Adult Disability Payment, Housing Benefit) £5 / Carers with a CEA card are eligible for a free accompanying ticket *Please bring proof of your status to DCA when purchasing or picking up reduced tickets.
Rachel Eulena Williams has selected Metropolis as one of her Artist’s Choice Screenings.
Metropolis is considered by many to be the mother of all sci-fi films. Fritz Lang and his co-writer Thea von Harbou’s imaginative world of revolutionaries, mad scientists and robots has exerted a profound impact on the visual language of science fiction, influencing everything from Star Wars to Blade Runner.
Set in a futuristic utopia whose prosperity relies on the exploitation of countless subterranean workers who toil day and night, Metropolis is a dizzyingly creative work where Norse mythology and religious imagery meet German Expressionism, social commentary and a dozen other concepts and styles besides. Every penny of the film’s enormous budget is visible on screen and Metropolis features some of the most impressive sets ever built.
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