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WHAT’S ON: Metropolis (1927) Live in Concert at Tusk Baltic

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Continuing their series of Live Screenings of Silent Films, film-group Sounds and Silence Cinema return for a showing of Fritz Lang’s Sci-Fi classic, Metropolis at Tusk.

What is ‘Sounds and Silence Cinema’

Sounds and Silence Cinema is a series of events of from the Harrisworks team. They create immersive cinema experiences in new locations across Liverpool every month.

Harrisworks smashed it out the park last month with their premiere event. Converting the back of new Jacaranda venture Phase One Records into a 1920s cinema, they screened Hitchcock’s The Lodger to a packed crowd. Thrilling audiences, they presented a hosted film screening with a specially composed soundtrack played alongside, and served signiture cocktails made especially for the event. These were courtesy of drink sponsor Cane & Bean 1870 Cacao-Infused Rum, which you can buybhere.

Fritz Lang’s Masterpiece ‘Metropolis’

Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Metrpolis is about a man who lives happily and carefree in a stunning and glorious Utopia. It’s a huge, hyper-futurist version of 1920s New York. After straying from his usual path, he is shocked to find that his comfortable life is afforded to him on the backs of starving, working class slaves. They are forced into labour and live in the impoverished depths of the Metropolis.

The film is a benchmark in cinema, and went on to influence genre classics such as Star Wars, Blade Runner, and the hit video game series BioShock. It was, at the time, the most expensive film ever, at 5 million Marks. It racked up 25,000 extras, built huge sets and and employs impressive practical SFX (still impressive even now almost a century later).

A Big Hit, and a Very Near Miss

In an utterly chilling, and frankly disgusting, turn of events, Hitler and Goebbels were so impressed with the film that they extended an offer to jewish film-maker Fritz Lang to be an honorary member of the aryan race. Goebbels was quoted as saying “Mr. Lang, we decide who is Jewish and who is not”. Needless to say, Lang saw them for the sub-humans they were, and fled to Paris immediately.

How to Book

Tickets cost £10 (+ booking fee) and include a themed cocktail, a box of popcorn, and access to an exclusive screening of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in full, with live accompaniment.

Accompanying is Tony Judge, in-house pianist at The Plaza Cinema, Waterloo. He is also the acompanist at Red Brick Vintage‘s popular Liver Birdland Jazz nights (which we wrote about here).

You can learn more about Sounds and Silence Cinema from their Facebook event page, Facebook and Instagram.

You can book Tickets on Eventbrite.

Sounds and Silence Cinema event poster MetropolisHarrisworks Presents: Sounds and Silence Cinema – Metropolis Live in Concert
Showing in: Tusk Baltic,
5 Mann Street
Thursday, 18th October
Doors: 7pm

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