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Sci Fiction 1927 Fritz Lang Silent Movie 'Metropolis' with John Schwandt at...

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Catalina United Methodist Church

2700 E Speedway Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85716

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The Catalina Organ Festival is bringing another silent movie film to Tucson on Friday, October 19, 2018 7 p.m.. Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist science fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang and written by Thea von Harbou. This film is regarded as a pioneering work of the science-fiction genre filmed over 17 months at a cost of 5 million Reichsmarks. You can start your Halloween celebration early by dressing in costume for this Extravaganza. Prizes for the best costume will be awarded.

Dr. John Schwandt will provide improvisational music on the Ralph & Shirley Morgan Organ with the showing of the film. Schwandt is Associate Professor of Organ and Director of the American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma School of Music. He is a nationally acclaimed performer and is demand as a clinician, recitalist, silent movie accomapanist and organ consultant. Dr. Schwandt has been a featured performer for the American Guild of Organists, the American theatre Organ Society and the Organ Historical Society.

The plot: In the future, in a city of Metropolis, wealthy industrialists and business magnates with their top employees reign from high rise towers, while underground dwelling workers toil to operate the great machines that power the city. John Fredersen is the city's master. His son Freder has his life interrupted by Maria who has brought some young workers children to the city. There are hallucinations that figure into the plot of the film. There are robots and much more action in the film! The horrors of explosions, floods and other calamities fill the film with action.

Come join the fun at Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson.




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