Film Night: Metropolis

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    Friday, July 31 2020

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In person, architecture can move us, but it can also touch us through storytelling and the medium of film. Remember when you first saw the 1927 science-fiction film Metropolis? Or The Fountainhead with Howard Roark, the ambitious and uncompromising young architect? This summer, we’ll recommend an architecture film each Friday to jumpstart your weekend. You can watch the film on your own time by accessing it through Kanopy, YouTube, or another shared platform. Share your thoughts about the film using #aiadcSummerNights. Grab some popcorn, get comfy, and enjoy the film!


In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Metropolis is a silent film, but this version is remastered with commentary and musical score. View the film with or without sound.

Running Time: 118 mins

Year: 1927

Filmmaker: Fritz Lang

Features: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich

Organized by: Washington Architectural Foundation