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Alloy Orchestra scores Metropolis

Dir. Fritz Lang Germany 153 min Not Rated

1927

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The brilliant Alloy Orchestra brings its acclaimed score to Fritz Lang’s 1927 masterpiece Metropolis to the Dundee Theater.

The grandest and most influential science fiction film of the silent era, Fritz Lang’s allegorical wonder is populated with robots, futuristic crafts, an overpopulated mega city, Big Brother-like oppressors, and a timeless story about human versus The Machine. It took over a year to film, and stories of Lang’s obsession are top-notch movie lore. The result is a work of art that cemented so many genre-defining tropes that Roger Ebert called it “one of those seminal films without which the others cannot be fully appreciated.”

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Alloy Orchestra

Formed in Boston in 1990, the Alloy Orchestra (Roger Miller, Ken Winokur and Terry Donahue) began their love affair with silent films with an original score for Metropolis in 1991. In the years since, they have written original scores for more than 30 feature-length film presentations and performed more than a thousand shows around the world.

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