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ATL x The Modernist screening: Brazil + Metropolis


Above The Line & The Modernist presents:

Screening 11. Brazil & Metropolis

We’re proud to be collaborating with The Modernist for our eleventh screening, comparing and contrasting the key architectural and industrial signifiers present in both Fritz Lang’s pioneering sci-fi, Metropolis and Terry Gilliam’s dystopian satire, Brazil.

17.00pm: Brazil (1985)
(Director: Terry Gilliam)
(Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro)

In an Orwellian vision of the future, the population are completely controlled by the state, but technology remains almost as it was in the 1970s. Sam Lowry (Pryce) is a civil servant who one day spots a mistake in one of the pieces of paperwork passing through his office. Trying to correct the administrative error, the bureaucrat wrongfully becomes enemy of the state.

20.00pm: Metropolis (1927)
(Director: Fritz Lang)
(Cast: Alfred Abel, Bridgitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich)

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.


Venue: YES 38 Charles Street, M1 7BD Manchester, United Kingdom