Venue/Location: Hollywood Theater, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd, Phone: 503-493-1128
Date: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 7:30 PM
Organ Grinders: Metropolis
presented by Filmusik
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Filmusik's Organ Grinders concert series features performances of local PDX bands to score silent films from the glory days of the silver screen. From under the screen, the sounds of modern groups are paired with movies from a different era.
METROPOLIS – 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. Filmed in 1927 by Fritz Lang, Produced in Germany during a stable period of the Weimar Republic, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and examines a common science fiction theme of the day: the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism. The film stars Alfred Abel as the leader of the city, Gustav Fröhlich as his son, who tries to mediate between the elite caste and the workers, Brigitte Helm as both the pure-at-heart worker Maria and the debased robot version of her, and Rudolf Klein-Rogge as the mad scientist who creates the robot.
BENT KNEE – The dark winters of Boston bore a band that crawled out of the womb and called itself Bent Knee. Orchestral textures, haunting vocals, dynamic sound and presence are the calling card for this twisted little group. When taken to the stage, seven creatures sawing away on their instruments makes for an immersive journey and an intimate conversation all at once. With orchestral textures and haunting vocals, Bent Knee’s live show is an immersive journey and an intimate conversation all at once.