27th March 2001




A season of Expressionist films at Hull Screen ends on Thursday (29th March) with a showing of the Fritz Lang classic ‘Metropolis’.


Filmed in 1926 but set in the year 2000, the film portrays a dehumanised workforce in the mythical city of Metropolis living underground and tending machines, ruled over by an idle aristocracy.


The film will be the last in the series ‘From the Shadows - Expressionist Cinema in the Silent Era’ which has been run by Hull Screen in collaboration with the Hull School of Art and Design.


A live musical accompaniment to the silent film will be provided by Maria and the Robots.


“Expressionist film uses a particular sense of visuality through the use of imaginative set and costume design, chiaroscuro lighting and stylised acting,” commented Rob Gawthrop, head of Fine Art at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


The screening begins at 7.30pm.  For more details about the season contact Hull Screen in Albion Street on 01482 327600.


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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