Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS – Live Score Presentation

August 18, 2013Events

Saturday, September 7, 2013  –  8:00pm  – TICKETS
Fiesta Twin Cinema – 305 E. 4th Street, Santa Ana CA 92701 (map & directions)

Metropolis goldWe are extremely honored to have been invited by our friends at OC Film Fiesta to complement their exciting 2013 film festival with a special event, held in support of our efforts to open The Frida Cinema.  Join us Saturday, September 7 as we team with a talented collective of local musicians to breathe new life into one of cinema’s most groundbreaking and enduring classics – Fritz Lang’s 1927 science-fiction masterpiece, Metropolis.

At once an event that celebrates so much of what an arthouse cinema strives to present – a foreign film, a silent film, a classic film, a live performance, and as part of a locally-curated film festival – this presentation will help us raise needed funds to achieve our goal to begin programming the cinema in January, 2014.  To help us meet that end, the following talented musicians have lent their talents for this special one-time presentation:

Stephen Anderson – SciFi Noise Collage
Glenn Bach – Sound Artist
Chelsea Camille Isaacs – Voice
Steuart Liebig – Electric Bass, Electronics, and Touch Surfaces
Sander Roscoe Wolff – Synths, Guitars, & Loops
Herbert Von Carrion – Balinese Flute, Samples, & Precussion

Recently completed and remastered after 25 minutes of lost footage was unearthed in a museum in Argentina, Metropolis tells the tale of a dystopian future where humans are divided into two groups: the citizens, who celebrate a thriving economy and idyllic surroundings in a towering city above, and the workers, who toil and slave in the dismal factories below.  When a citizen of Metropolis uncovers the truth about the plight of the workers, it sets in motion a stirring tale of revolution, love, identity, and the power of human will.  Credited for influencing countless sci-fi classics including Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Dark City, Metropolis is an amazing feat of filmmaking, as both a mind-blowing extravaganza of visuals and effects, and as a searing satirical examination of class, society, and political corruption.  We are very excited to screen the fully-restored, 145-minute version of Metropolis at this special event.

Tickets are available at  General Admission tickets are $10; a limited number of $25 V.I.P. tickets are also available, which will include first admission into the cinema, as well as an event poster.  All proceeds will benefit The Frida Cinema’s ongoing efforts to ensure programming can begin as planned in January, 2014.

Admission is Free for The Frida Cinema/Long Beach Cinematheque members – click here to learn how you can join our family at the Member level!

Barrel Room logoWe thank our new friends at Downtown Santa Ana’s upcoming destination for wine and art, The Barrel Room, for making it possible for us to serve wine at this event!  Visit and keep an eye out for their grand opening in the coming months!

We thank OC Film Fiesta for hosting this benefit screening – learn more about OC Film Fiesta, taking place September 6-15,  at Thank you also to Metropolitan Cinemas for their assistance in providing their venue for these events.