by Matt Brunson
Metropolis, Fritz Lang's 1927 masterpiece and one of the most famous of all silent movies, will be screened at 4 p.m. this Sunday, July 18, at Crownpoint Cinema, 9630 Monroe Road.
Lang's influential work about an oppressive futuristic society is being brought to town by the Charlotte Film Festival, the Charlotte Film Society and the UNCC Film Studies Program for this special one-time showing. What makes this airing particularly important is that it's the most complete version ever presented to most audiences since its debut, the result of a 2008 restoration that added approximately 25 minutes to the previous longest version (itself the beneficiary of a 2002 restoration).
Admission is $8 for the general public and $6 for CFF, CFS and Light Factory members. For more information, write to pr@CharlotteFilmFestival.org.