CALUMET -- Friday's Club Indigo is a German event: Fritz Lang's silent film masterpiece METROPOLIS, newly restored, with all missing parts added, along with the original fully orchestrated score, will be shown at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Calumet Theatre, preceded at 6 p.m. by a German buffet from Cormac of the Laurium Irish Times and the Houghton Shelden Street Grill. BYO if you please.
METROPOLIS is the first memorable science fiction movie ever made. It reveals in stunning details the difference between the "haves" living in an earthly paradise among futuristic buildings and transportation vehicles, and the "have nots" who must live underground and slave to make the lives above so rosy and carefree. Until, that is, the son of the ruler discovers the horrors below and with the aid of a sweet "have not" starts a revolution.
Made in the famed UFA studios in Germany, so huge that even a great flood is created, the movie was seven years in the making, with a cast of 3,600 (real people, no CGI at the time) and a phenomenal cost -- but acclaimed as the most memorable film of its kind. Sci fi movies today still use some of Lang's special effects.
Cost for movie and buffet, still $18 for adults, with a special discount for kids (they will enjoy it almost as much as adults for its fantastic visuals). Call the box office ASAP: 337-2610.