Saturday Afternoon Cinema: Metropolis

Perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films, METROPOLIS had for 75 years been seen only in shortened or truncated versions. Now, restored in Germany with state-of-the-art digital technology, under the supervision of the Murnau Foundation, and with the original 1927 orchestral score by Gottfried Huppertz added, METROPOLIS can be appreciated in its full glory.

METROPOLIS takes place in 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are among the most famous of the 20th century. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and modern science fiction style, METROPOLIS stands today as the crowning achievement of the German silent cinema.

Released in 1927. 149 minutes.

We will be meeting at 2pm to discuss the film, which you will need to watch on your own time beforehand. All movies are streaming for FREE on NVDPL’s movie streaming service Kanopy. This service is available to anyone residing in North Vancouver District.  Please note that your access to Kanopy is limited to 4 films per calendar month.  Link to Kanopy information and instructions: https://nvdpl.ca/accessing-kanopy 

NVDPL Kanopy link to the film: https://nvdpl.kanopy.com/video/metropolis-0

NVDPL DVD link: https://nvdpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S32C394601

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. Zoom link will be sent to those registered in advance of the meeting date.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. 


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Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


  • Adults