Metropolis (1927)

First performed at the V & A Museum as part of their Hollywood Costume exhibition, we return this year with one of the most exciting films of the 1920s – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis: an epic, biblical satire of class and exploitation with some of the most innovative set design and costumes of the era.

Metropolis @ Boscombe Arts Depot, Friday 22nd May, 2020.

Electrifying the reclaimed space of the Boscombe Arts Depot, Cabinet of Living Cinema team up with BSO’s Jack Maguire and acclaimed electronic music pioneer – Chiminyo (born in Boscombe)– to present Fritz Lang’s epic Metropolis (1927).

The live score (abridged to 90-minutes) features grand piano, harp, violin, vocal foley, percussion and clarinet which will electrify audiences as the film’s epic sets and costumes do to this day. Metropolis is followed by a special ‘home-coming’ set by Chiminyo, set to blow the roof off and launch this year’s excellent BEAF festival.

[About the Cabinet] “Beautiful, innovative and atmospheric scores” (Liz Moreton, Battersea Arts Centre)

[About Chiminyo] “Very much future jazz” (Nick Luscombe, Late Junction, Radio 3)

Metropolis is part of #100years: celebrating a hundred years of European cinema.

Special Guest Chiminyo