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Join Musicfest Aberystwyth for an Unforgettable Cinematic and Musical Experience

A silver robot on a dark grey background with text on the image mentioning 'metropolis' and the logos of 'Musicfest aberystwyth and WOW Wales One World Film Festival

Step into a world where the boundaries of cinema and live music blur, creating an evening of unparalleled sensory delight. Musicfest Aberystwyth proudly presents a special screening of Fritz Lang’s legendary film, Metropolis. This event will feature a spontaneous, live soundtrack performed by the talented Lyndon Owen (woodwind and electronics) and Ashley John Long (double bass), bringing a new dimension to this iconic masterpiece.

The event is supported by WOW Wales One World Film Festival.

A poster of the film 'Metropolis' by Fritz Lang

The Magnificence of Metropolis

Released in 1927, Metropolis stands as one of the most influential films in the history of cinema. Directed by the visionary Fritz Lang, this silent-era classic is celebrated for its groundbreaking special effects, stunning visual design, and profound social commentary. With its depiction of a dystopian future where society is sharply divided, Metropolis offers a narrative that resonates as powerfully today as it did nearly a century ago.

The film’s story unfolds in a towering cityscape where the elite enjoy lives of luxury above ground, while workers toil in the depths below. The tale takes a dramatic turn when Freder, the son of the city’s ruler, ventures into the underground and discovers the harsh realities faced by the workers. Amidst this turmoil, a robot replica of the virtuous Maria is created to incite chaos, leading to a climactic rebellion.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event. Whether you’re a fan of classic cinema, live music, or simply looking for a unique cultural experience, the screening of Metropolis at Musicfest Aberystwyth is sure to captivate and inspire.

Monday, July 8, 7.30pm

Bank Vault Aberystwyth


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