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7 April

Metropolis (Dir. Fritz Lange, 1927)  (Screening format –DVD Jan ’05 version,  118 minutes )  Made in Germany during the  Weimar period, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban  dystopia and follows the attempts of Freder (Gustav Frohlich), the wealthy son of the city’s ruler, and Maria (Brigitte Helm), a poor worker, to overcome the vast gulf separating the classes of their city. Filming took place in 1925 at a cost of approximately five million Reichmarks, making it the most expensive film ever released up to that point. It is regarded as a pioneering work of science fiction and is among the most influential films of all time.  Find out more at IMDb   Live musical accompaniment by Dmytro Morykit  The Brunton, Venue 1, Musselburgh   Link

23 April

Wunder der Schopfung 2_600Wunder der Schöpfung (Dir. Hanns Walter Kornblum, 1925)  (Screening format – not known, 92mins)  This ground-breaking silent documentary is an extraordinary and unique document outlining human knowledge about the world and the universe in the 1920s,  literally translated as ‘Wonder of Creation’. Fifteen special effects experts and nine cameramen were involved in the production of this beautifully tinted and toned film which combines documentary scenes, historical documents, fiction elements, animation scenes and educational impact.  Find out more at  filmmuseum.com    Presented as part of the Outskirts 2016 Festival  with live performance from acclaimed jazz duo Herschel 36 of a new electronic/acoustic soundscape score.   The Bridge, Westerhouse Rd, Glasgow      Link