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German Film, German History, Music

German Sci-Fi classic “Metropolis” to be Screened at Woodruff Arts Center

Update September 26, 2012:

This event has been postponed to Spring 2013! Consult the Sonic Generator website for more information.

Fritz Lang’s iconic science fiction film Metropolis (1927) will be screened at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 8:30-11:30pm. That’s fantastic. What’s even better: The film–often cited as inspiration for films such as Blade Runner and The Matrix–will be shown with a live performance of a new musical score, conducted by guest composer Martin Matalon.

The event is organized by Sonic Generator, Georgia Tech’s contemporary music ensemble-in-residence. Visit their website for more information.

The urban core of Atlanta is a fitting venue for such a screening, considering some of the visions of urban development drawn up by local planners. For comparison’s sake, here is a film still from Metropolis.

And here’s Atlanta as envisioned by the Greater Atlanta Magazine 1910 (via Decatur Metro Blog).

Finally, click here to find more information about the film.

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About GG

Gundolf Graml is Associate Prof. and Dir. of German Studies at Agnes Scott College. He has a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Minnesota and has published articles on German and Austrian film and tourism. He is currently writing a book about tourism and Austrian national identity after 1945. Other research projects include critical whiteness studies and, most recently, investigations into the connection between memory and nature. At ASC, Gundolf Graml teaches courses on a broad range of topics, from German 101 to German and Austrian Cinema and Afro-German History and Culture.

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