Silent Film: Metropolis

Oct 30, 2023

07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

721 King St
La Crosse, 54601

Event Website

(415) 215-4232

With Organist Peter Krasinski!

Step into a mesmerizing blend of visual and auditory artistry as we present a captivating evening featuring the silent film masterpiece, “Metropolis,” accompanied by the remarkable live organ performance of Peter Krasinski. Witness the iconic film’s dramatic narrative come to life on the screen, enhanced by the evocative melodies and expert improvisations resonating from the Möller Organ. Join us for a truly immersive and unforgettable experience that transcends time, bringing together the magic of silent cinema and the enchantment of live music.

“Metropolis” (1927), directed by Fritz Lang, is a pioneering science fiction film set in a dystopian future. The city is divided into two classes: the wealthy elite who reside in luxurious skyscrapers above ground, and the oppressed workers who toil in dismal conditions underground to power the city. The story follows Freder, the privileged son of the city’s ruler, who becomes infatuated with Maria, a charismatic worker advocating for unity. When Freder discovers the harsh reality of the workers’ lives, he seeks to bridge the gap between the classes. His father, however, unveils a sinister plan to replace workers with machines. The film explores themes of industrialization, class struggle, and the consequences of unchecked power, all within a visually stunning and groundbreaking cinematic experience.

General Admission and Cabaret Seating (blue lounge furniture with a complimentary glass of Champagne) available.

Stick around as UWL Jazz students light up the Afterglow on Monday, Oct 30.