Saturday, July 13, 2013

JULY: GRIND-FU PRESENTS FRITZ LANG!



Grind-Fu Cinema presents

THE FILMS OF FRITZ LANG
featuring
METROPOLIS and M

Saturday, July 27th @ 7pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato

FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

We're always proud of our Grind-Fu Cinema line ups, regardless of film quality.  This month we're really laying some quality on you with a double bill of Fritz Lang films!  We'll be showing Metropolis and M, and we couldn't be more proud.  These films not only stand as a testament to the genius of Fritz Lang, but they also stand amongst the greatest achievements in film.  No Z-grade horror or kung fu this time around.  This month it's a double bill of genius.


Metropolis
(silent, 1927)

Not only is Metropolis an amazing story about the triumph of humankind in the face of oppression and technology, but it's still, to this day, a visually stunning piece of film making.  The sets should be in museums.  It's hard to imagine a story of this scale being told today without computers, but the grandeur that Lang gave us in the 1920s rivals some of the CGI orgies that we see in theaters now.  Metropolis is a remarkable achievement, and you really need to see it.  If you have seen it but not in a theater, then here is your chance.  It's amazing.



M
(German w subtitles, 1931)

M was the first "talkie" from Fritz Lang, and it is riveting.  Lang uses silence as effectively as sound in this film.  The first 10 minutes will leave you breathless with suspense.  This was Peter Lorre's first film, and his portrayal of the villain was so effective that it type cast him as a weirdo for his entire career.

Join us for this incredible double feature!  Remember, GRIND FU CINEMA IS FREE!  Bring your own friends and snacks and enjoy a great night of film with like minded movie geeks.

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1 comment:

bachelor guy said...

nice! i hope i can make it...