Live musical accompaniment by Club Foot Orchestra
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Castro Theatre Sat, Sep 15, 2018 6:00 PM
$20 general / $18 members
Film Info
Director:Fritz Lang
Cast:Brigitte Helm
Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Gustav Froelich
Alfred Abel
Total Run Time:148 min.


Fritz Lang's expressionist sci-fi masterpiece paints a futuristic dystopia that has had a deep impact on cinema history. Filmmakers like Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), George Lucas (Star Wars), and Tim Burton (Batman Returns), kneel at the alter of Metropolis. With cinematographer Karl Freund and special effects masters Günter Rittau, Konstantin Tschetwerikoff, and Eugen Schüfftan employing every fantastic trick of the trade, Metropolis's effects still dazzle. In an extraordinary turn of events, Lang's original version of Metropolis was discovered in a Buenos Aires museum and this—the only extant copy of Lang's original vision—served as the basis for the 2010 restoration that returned 25 minutes to the film!

DCP from Kino Lorber

Club Foot Orchestra was founded in 1983 by composer/musician Richard Marriott. Named after San Francisco's Club Foot nightclub in the Bayview district where they were the house band, the Orchestra became a pioneer in creating modern music for silent film. Their accompaniment is thoughtful and expressive, showing respect and engagement in the images they compose for. The New Yorker writes, "This is music that bubbles up from the intersection of aesthetics and the id." Members of the Club Foot Orchestra include (in alphabetical order): Will Bernard (guitar), Sheldon Brown (woodwinds), Beth Custer (clarinets), Kymry Esainko (piano), Chris Grady (trumpet), Sascha Jacobsen (contrabass), Richard Marriott (trombone, winds), Deidre McClure (conductor), Gino Robair (percussion, marimba), and Alicia Rose (violin).

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