BRUNSWICK – The Brunswick Silent Movie Series is presenting a classic science-fiction movie, Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis,” accompanied by an old-time piano score performed by Doug Protsik.

The shows will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 15 and 16, at the Eveningstar Cinema in the Tontine Mall in downtown Brunswick. They are sponsored by the nonprofit Maine Traditional Music Association.

The 1927 “Metropolis” directed by Lang, a famous German filmmaker, now be seen in a fully restored version for the first time in more than 75 years.

It takes place in 2026, when a populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground while the rich enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are forerunners of such sci-fi landmarks as “2001” and “Blade Runner.” Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and modern sci-fi style, “Metropolis” was the crowning achievement in German silent cinema, according to a spokesman for the silent movie series.

Tickets: $7 for adults; $6 for children under 12. FMI: call 443-5411.


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