Newswire: Denver, see Metropolis tonight as part of our Science Friction series

Howdy! Senior writer Jason Heller here. Just wanted to let you know that Science Friction, The A.V. Club‘s monthly science fiction film series, continues tonight at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Denver with Metropolis.

Released in 1927, the Fritz Lang-directed masterpiece envisions a class-clashing dystopia riddled with social injustice, industrial intrigue, and apocalyptic doom. At the same time, it’s a marvel of Futurist design, and the silent, black-and-white film has long taken a place as one of the most important works in the canon of science fiction as well as cinema as a whole. The 124-minute restoration of Metropolis from 2002 will be shown—and it will be accompanied by live turntablism from Denver’s DJ Ultra Violet, who will mix everything from jazz to industrial to ambient music to sound effects into his atmospheric, original score.

As with Fantastique (Science Friction’s sister series that focuses on fantasy …

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