Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS
with live improvised accompaniment by international sonic artist Peter Krasinski
Doors open at 7PM with the screening beginning at 7:30.
Few films have as lasting a legacy as Fritz Lang's groundbreaking 1927 German silent film, METROPOLIS. Based upon the 1925 novel by Lang's wife Thea von Harbou, it presented a dystompian vision of a future depicting a struggle between a privledged wealthy class and the repressed workers who keep everything in its complex world running. Its influence can be felt in science fiction films to this day, with such movies as Blade Runner and Star Wars (whose C-3PO owes much to Metropolis' iconic robot Maschinenmensch) paying both visual and thematic homage.
We are pleased to present the 2009 restoration along with live musical accompaniment by Peter Krasinski in the Main Gallery of the Charles RIver Museum,of Industry & Innovation surrounded by historic machinery and artifacts of the American Industrial Revolution.
Peter Krasinski is a conductor, organist, and music educator who consistently delivers imaginative performances that elevate and inform diverse audiences. He is well respected in both the secular and sacred genres of his field and has taught the enchantment of music to both public and private institutions in the greater Boston area. His Bach playing has been hailed in the press as "sublimely spiritual" and his improvisations have been called "stunning" and "seamless."