The Des Moines Film Society, a non-profit dedicated to growing the local film culture and community, will host a screening of the 1927 sci-fi classic “Metropolis” Sept. 17 at Hoyt Sherman Place.
The film will be accompanied live by Alloy Orchestra, a group of musicians who create original scores for classic silent films.
“Metropolis” was directed by Fritz Lang, telling the story of a futuristic city where the poor work underground while the rich live high above. It centers around Freder, who descends into the underground and falls in love with Maria, a spokesperson for the works who gets replaced by an evil robot.
Films from “Star Wars” to “Blade Runner” were influenced by the film. There are many cuts of the film available and parts of the film were considered lost for decades. This screening will be of the fully restored version of the film, which was completed using newly discovered film elements.
Admission is $20, $16 for students and seniors. VIP tickets are $100, which includes premium seating and a pre-show short film with music by Alloy along with a “Metropolis” art print, a commemorative ticket, DMFS lanyard and a reception post-show.
Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.