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Metropolis: the Lost Scenes and Social Justice

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How do we define justice, and how do we see it represented in classic films?  Why did Lang make and emphasize Biblical references in this epic about labor? What was the atmosphere surrounding labor rights in 1927, when Metropolis was released? How has Western culture adopted the concept of the city as prison, found in Metropolis?

If you've never seen Metropolis, come see and discuss the shorter version during the first class session.

In the second session, screening and discussing the cut scenes of the extended version of Metropolis, the classic German film, will give us a new appreciation for Fritz Lang's poignant work.

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*To get a glimpse of the extended scenes and spoliers, check out Dan's site:

http://www.hongpong.com/archives/2010/03/11/restored-1927-metropolis-add...

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This course consists of 2 screenings of Metropolis (July 23 & 30) with an educational focus on social justice. Let's take our discussions of culture and media into the realm of societal expectations; let's connect our common fantasies with our common experiences.

There will be an open bar!  I think wine is about $3 per glass, if you want to know the price range...

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]

Locations

Germanic American Institute
301 Summit Avenue In basement/Ratskeller
St. Paul, MN 55102
United States
Germanic American Institute
301 Summit Avenue In basement/Ratskeller
St. Paul, MN 55102
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Becca has facilitated 2 ExCo classes: The Great Law of Peace, Healing through Memoir and Collage. She co-taught the recent IndyMedia-based class, Movement Media-Making in March, through ExCo. She studied film and earned a Film minor at Augsburg College, and has published one research paper about gender roles in film. This paper, Women and Men's Hair in Film Noir, was presented at the ACTC Women's Studies Conference of 2010.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
651 230 4675
Class minimum size: 
5
Class maximum size: 
40
Time/Location
Class times: 
Fri, 07/23/2010 - 18:00 - 20:30
Additional class time information: 
Meet at 6; bring snacks if you like.
Address: 
Germanic American Institute
301 Summit Avenue In basement/Ratskeller
St. Paul, MN 55102
United States
44° 56' 40.29" N, 93° 6' 45.9432" W
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