Set in the year 2026, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) presents a dystopian projection of a future megalopolis of oppression and exploitation. The film uses this context to explore the social crisis between workers and owners under capitalism. Workers are forced to live underground while the wealthy enjoy a futuristic city of splendor above them. The Museum will screen a version that was restored in 2010 and includes twenty-five minutes of lost footage.
Cities of the Future Film Series
This film series presents free screenings of three iconic films that offer distinct visions of space, both social and architectural, and the shape of everyday life in a dramatically altered future. Each film will be introduced by a faculty member from the Department of Film and Media Studies. This series is presented in conjunction with the Tomás Saraceno: Cloud-Specific exhibition.